Grilled Shrimp Skewers Recipe

This Fancy Looking Shrimp on the Barbie Is So Easy to Make At Home.

Grilled shrimp skewers recipe is great for cookout, big gathering and any entertainment at home. 

Grilled shrimp skewers recipe is great way to cook a big batch of shrimp for entertainment at home.  Quick and easy for cookout or serving surf and turf.

Total Time:
28-30 Minutes
Prep Time
: 20 Minutes  

Active Cook Time: 8-10 Minutes  
Serving: 4-6

You will not believe how affordable and easy this shrimp recipe is.  If you choose to eat healthy, this is also a great dinner for a family of four.

My family L.O.V.E. shrimps.  3 pounds are actually not that much.  It just perfectly fits everything on the grill.  If you want to have surf and turf, cook the steak first (refer to my perfectly grilled steak recipe).  When the meat is resting, grill the shrimps.


Buy whatever is on sale in the supermarket to make this grilled shrimp skewers recipe.  Make sure that they are the same count to guarantee same cook time on the grill.

Why Double Skewers

I learned my lesson in a hard way.  First time when I made this grilled shrimp skewers recipe, I threaded 6-7 shrimps with one skewer.  Everything worked out fine until I flipped the skewers over to the other side.  Well, the shrimp spin on their own.  Can you imagine standing next to a hot grill and struggling with the spinning shrimp?

So, I used double skewers next time.  Well, it did the trick.  All the shrimp stay in place no matter how I turned the skewers.  

It may take a bit longer to thread through the shrimp.  But it is so worth it.  Less headache and frustration later.

I use the long skewers.  Each is about 9" long.  There are different lengths in the market.  If you find the shorter length works better, go for it.  Just bear in mind that there will be more flipping.  As long as it is ok with you, why not?

Dump Them All In

Using skewers helps when you have a big crowd and guests.  Everybody can just grab and move on to the next plate.

To make this shrimp recipe crazily quick, use a grill basket.  All you need to do is to marinate and cook.

Grilled Shrimp Skewers Recipe and Directions


3 pounds Frozen 21-25 count Shrimp (thawed; it takes about 8 hours to thaw in room temperature for that amount of shrimp)
1 hipping tablespoon Coffee Rub (it can be any other dry rub of your choice)
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4-1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
2 tablespoon Canola Oil
20 Long Skewers (each set of double skewers can hold 6-7 shrimp)


  1. After shrimp are thoroughly thawed, drain the excess water.
  2. Whisk to combine coffee rub, salt, cayenne pepper and oil in a big mixing bowl.
  3. Add shrimp in and toss to coat.
  4. Let it marinate for at least 20 minutes.
  5. While waiting, soak the skewers in the water for 20 minutes.
  6. Preheat grill at medium heat (if your grill has a thermometer, 400F is the perfect temperature)
  7. Use double skewers to skew one shrimp at a time; each set holds about 6-7 shrimps.
  8. Single layer the skewers of shrimp on the grill.
  9. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  10. Turn shrimp skewers over and cook for another 3-5 minutes until shrimp are opaque and serve immediately.

Grilled Shrimp Skewers Recipe Steps with Photos

Grilled Shrimp Skewers Recipe - Use double skewers to skew marinated shrimp.Use double skewers to skew marinated shrimp.
Grilled Shrimp Skewers Recipe - Grill in medium heat for 5 minutes.Grill in medium heat for 5 minutes.
Grilled Shrimp Skewers Recipe - Turn over and grill for another 3-5 minutes.Turn over and grill for another 3-5 minutes.
Grilled Shrimp Skewers Recipe - Enjoy immediately.Enjoy immediately.

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