Grilled Garlic Basil Shrimp on a White Serving Plate with Lemon Slices

Helping Hubbie: Grilled Garlic Basil Shrimp

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 30 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 10 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 40 mins
  • yield Yield: 4-6 1x
  • category Category: Seafood, Appetizer, Grilling Recipes
  • method Method: Grill
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


Fresh shrimp spiced up with lemon zest, white wine, garlic, and red pepper flakes and grilled to perfection!



  • 1/4 cup of white cooking wine
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1 T. dry basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 lb. of large shrimp, deveined & shell off {probably 31-40 shrimp}


  1. Rinse 2 lbs. of raw shrimp {be sure it is deveined and shell is off} and place in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together garlic, dry basil, lemon zest, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  3. Next add white cooking wine and slowly add olive oil whisking to emulsify.
  4. Pour marinade over shrimp and mix to make sure all shrimp are coated.
  5. Let sit for 20 minutes to let marinade soak in.
  6. Heat grill to medium high heat. Place shrimp in grill basket {or on skewers}.
  7. Grill until shrimp are pink, about 5-7 minutes.
  8. Serve with fresh lemons.
  9. Now, make sure to share, there are plenty of shrimp to go around. πŸ™‚

Keywords: grilling ideas, grilled shrimp, garlic shrimp