Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Tonight, I fired up the grill again to make Grilled Shrimp Scampi!

What’s not to like about grilled, buttery, garlic, shrimp? This dish goes together quick. The longest part is the marinade time. After the shrimp marinade for about 30 minutes, they are ready for the grill.

The next time you fire up the grill, get some shrimp and make this Grilled Shrimp Scampi!

Grilled Shrimp Scampi

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By Patrick Dulmage Serves: 8-10
Prep Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes

Grilled Shrimp Scampi


  • 2 lbs large deveined shrimp
  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter
  • 15 - 20 cloves of garlic, smashed and rough chop
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp fennel seed
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 lemons, zested and juiced
  • 2 tsp dried thyme or 4 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 cup of canola oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley



Put the shrimp in a large mixing bowl.


In a small blender, combine the canola oil, garlic, red pepper flakes and fennel seed. Blend until the garlic is broken up.


Pour the mixture over the shrimp and let marinade at least 30 minutes.


When you're ready, pre-heat the grill on high.


Grill the shrimp on each side for about two minutes. If the shrimp aren't fully cooked, don't worry, they will cook a little more in the butter sauce.


In a large saute pan, melt the butter and add the thyme, the lemon zest and the juice, cook for about 30 seconds to a minute.


Add some of the garlic and spices from the marinade to the butter, then add the shrimp.


Work in batches, cooking the shrimp about 30 seconds to a minute on each side. Pull the shrimp and set on a platter.


Continue until all the shrimp are cooked.


Garnish the shrimp with the parsley and serve immediately.


You and your guests will be really happy if you also have some good bread to dunk in the leftover butter that the shrimp cooked in.

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