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garlic butter grilled shrimp

Garlic Butter Grilled Shrimp

The weather is warm and I’m feeling fine, so let’s throw down with some garlic butter grilled shrimp.  Of course that means you’ll need to dust off those grills, pull out your grill tools and stock up on some charcoal or propane gas.    

I grew up with charcoal grills, but since I moved to Texas I’ve been cooking mostly on a gas grill.  Now, I have found that a gas grill does start quicker and is easier to regulate the cooking temperature.  However, the down side is you don’t get that same smoke flavor in your food like you get with charcoal.  While there are some grills that have drawers for the purpose of adding wood chips for flavor, that unfortunately isn’t what I’m working with.  Therefore, I improvised by adding a little bit of liquid smoke to my marinade.  Yea, I know it’s not the same, but in a pinch it will have to do until my smoker box arrives.

Photo: Andie Cumber

I was inspired to try a shrimp recipe when I saw the Sur La Table Cast Iron Shrimp Pan online.  Ya’ll know I love me some gadgets and there’s nothing like cooking with a cast iron pot.  So yep, I did the damn thing and ordered one just so I can get my garlic butter grilled shrimp game on!



Garlic Butter Grilled Shrimp

  • Author: Andie Cumber
  • Prep Time: 4 hours 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 5-7 mins
  • Total Time: 4 hours 27 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Keto


Shrimp Marinade
1 ¼  pound of large shrimp (with or without the tail)
1/2 cup virgin olive oil
¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
¼  cup lemon juice (1 large lemon)
2 Tbsp worchestershire sauce
1 tsp coarse cracked pepper
¼ cup  sugar free yellow mustard
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp liquid smoke (optional for gas grills)

Grilled Shrimp
½ cup butter
1 ½ Tbsp of minced garlic


Shrimp Marinade
Rinse and Devein the shrimp
Mix all the ingredients together with the shrimp in an airtight container or ziplock bag
Refrigerate and let marinade for 3 hours or up to 24 hours (My sweet spot is 3 hours)


Grilled Shrimp
Let the shrimp sit in the marinade at room temperature for 1 hour
Melt the butter then fill each well in the grill pan about half way
Sprinkle a little minced garlic into each well
Preheat grill  to 350°F
Cook for 5-7 minutes until shrimp is a nice pink color


I love serving the shrimp over pesto zoodles or pesto healthy noodles (from Costco)

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  • Serving Size: 5 pieces
  • Calories: 556
  • Sugar: 7.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g net
  • Fiber: 0.18g
  • Protein: 88.2g

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