Grilled Shrimp: This shrimp marinade is perfect for grilling or sautéing, to serve on tacos, pasta, salad, kabobs, even eating alone, for a healthy main course that the whole family will love!
Not only will you find an easy marinade below, but you’ll also get the instructions on how to grill shrimp too! Now you may also love using this egg wash for fried shrimp, to make a fried battered shrimp!
- Shrimp Marinade Recipe
- Ingredient Checklist
- How to Marinate Shrimp
- How Long to Marinate Shrimp
- Quick Appetizer or Easy Dinner Idea
- How to Grill Marinated Shrimp
- How to Grill Shrimp
- How to Store Leftover Shrimp
- Healthy Shrimp Recipe
- Versatile Shrimp Marinade
- What to Serve with Grilled Shrimp
- More Easy Shrimp Recipes You’ll Love
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Hey my Fantabulosity friends! It’s Meg popping in again with a delicious and ridiculously simple recipe for you to try!
Shrimp Marinade Recipe
I wanted to create a shrimp marinade with a ton of flavor using ingredients that you would already have right in your pantry and refrigerator. My philosophy has always been finding ways to use our common, everyday ingredients in ways that will wow your family and friends.
So, there’s nothing crazy or obscure in this recipe but I promise it is the best shrimp!
Soaking shrimp in a marinade is ideal! For this recipe, you’ll use ingredients such as Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, olive oil, mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper.
We feel like the best way to season shrimp is with the marinade. But extra spices may be something you’re interested in sprinkling on, just before grilling/cooking. Such as, garlic powder, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, seasoned salt, etc.
30 minutes to an hour.
I wouldn’t. If you marinate it longer than an hour, that it can actually start to cook the shrimp.
Let’s talk about the simple ingredients that go into this shrimp marinade. Like a lot of marinades, extra-virgin olive oil and vinegar are the base ingredients that keep things saucy. Another oil could be used here in place of the olive oil if you wish.
Worcestershire brings lots of deep, rich flavor and standard yellow mustard adds a delicious tang to the marinade. Because everything is better with fresh garlic, a clove is mixed in to punch up the flavor even more.
How to Marinate Shrimp
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt, black pepper and garlic. Pour into a zip top bag. Add shrimp, seal and shake around to ensure the shrimp is coated.
How Long to Marinate Shrimp
Shrimp, and any seafood, in general, do not need much time in a marinade to soak up the flavors.
In fact, if it sits in the marinade too long the acidic vinegar can start to essentially cook the shrimp which will mess with the texture in all the wrong ways. That’s something we want to actively avoid.
Lucky for us, that means this shrimp only needs to marinate for an hour. You could even get away with just 30 minutes too if you’re in a hurry. Fresh shrimp (raw shrimp) is ideal but if you have frozen shrimp, it’s best to thaw it out before marinating or put it in the marinade, frozen, and leave it in a little longer than an hour so it has time to soak in.
Quick Appetizer or Easy Dinner Idea
Because you only need up to an hour to marinate this recipe is a perfect weeknight meal or even as an easy party appetizer. Especially considering that once the marinating time is up, you’ll only need 4 minutes, YES JUST 4, to grill the shrimp and have it on the table.
That means while the shrimp is soaking up this delicious marinade you can whip up some rice and roast some vegetables for a wonderful side dish for the best grilled shrimp too!
How to Grill Marinated Shrimp
You can absolutely cook the shrimp any way you wish. (Air fryer, stove top, pan fry, cast iron pan, etc.) But if you’re planning on grilling shrimp on an outdoor grill, it may be best to put the uncooked shrimp on skewers and serve as shrimp kabobs. (If using wooden skewers, don’t forget to soak them before grilling!)
Or, you can use a grill basket or tray like this one to make things even easier!
How to Grill Shrimp
- Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium heat.
- Place shrimp on grill grates for 2 minutes per side.
Note: For best results, if you are using an outdoor grill, it would be helpful if you put the shrimp on skewers to keep them from falling down the grates.
If desired, sprinkle with fresh parsley or your favorite fresh herbs on top of the grilled shrimp skewers.
How to Store Leftover Shrimp
If you happen to have leftover shrimp after cooking, store in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days!
Healthy Shrimp Recipe
And did I mention this shrimp recipe is healthy too? This grilled marinated shrimp is a healthy meal that’s one to bookmark!
It would be a perfect option for meal prepping for lunches throughout the week if that’s your thing. I’m trying my hardest to make it my thing but it’s hard to keep on it consistently. If you’re a rock star meal prepper, tell us all your secrets in the comments please and thanks.
Versatile Shrimp Marinade
Although this marinade is the delicious on shrimp, it would be just as delicious with pork tenderloin, chicken tenders, and other seafood. I’m betting it would be great as a simple salad dressing too (just make sure you use it solely on a salad for that batch, nobody wants a foodborne illness).
Whether you’re looking for something healthy, something simple for weeknights or a main dish the whole family will adore, I’ve got you covered with this Grilled Marinated Shrimp recipe.
What to Serve with Grilled Shrimp
Since the grill is already heated up and ready, it’s a great idea to cook vegetables on the grill too! They pair wonderfully with a recipe like this grilled shrimp.
More Easy Shrimp Recipes You’ll Love
We love easy recipes around here, and if you love shrimp, then you don’t want to miss this easy fried shrimp recipe, this loaded shrimp potato, and this air fryer fried shrimp recipe!
Or, for a fun twist on shrimp, try these shrimp burgers!
Delicious Grilled Shrimp Recipe and Marinade
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup vinegar (white, red wine, apple cider)
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced
- 1 lb. 41/50 shrimp, raw, peeled and deveined
- In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt, pepper and garlic. Pour into a zip top bag. Add shrimp, seal and shake around to ensure the shrimp is coated. Marinate in the refrigerator for an hour.
- Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium heat. Grill shrimp for 2 minutes per side. Note: If you are using an outdoor grill, it would be helpful if you put the shrimp on skewers to keep them from falling down the grates.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.
Amazing recipe, I have never before been able to get my kids to eat any type of seafood, but they loved this shrimp.
Oh now THAT is a success story! I love hearing that. 🙂 Thank you!
I hadn’t tried Worcestershire on shrimp before, and it was so good! Our new favorite summer grilling recipe.
Yay!! This makes me so happy that you liked the shrimp marinade, thank you!
Delicious!! What great flavor it adds & I am thinking it will be so good on many things!! Making tacos tonight, so just might have to add it on them!
Oh now that’s a great idea! Using it on tacos sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing!