Garlic Herb Shrimp

Garlic Herb Shrimp is made with garlic, onion and fresh herbs and is quickly cooked on the grill. A deliciously easy main course.

Check out more easy shrimp recipes including Coconut Shrimp and Firecracker Shrimp.

Garlic Herb Shrimp on a baking sheet

This garlic herb shrimp recipe is a delicious way to prepare shrimp and a great way to use some of those fresh herbs you may have growing in your garden. After marinating for an hour it cooks in a few minutes on the grill.

cooked shrimp on skewers

How to Buy Shrimp

If you haven’t ever bought shrimp before it comes in different sizes.  The number tells you how many shrimp there are in a pound. The higher the number, the smaller the shrimp. The smaller the number, the larger the shrimp. For this recipe I used large shrimp which means there are 31-35 per pound.  You can use fresh or frozen, either will work.  I used frozen shrimp I bought at Costco.

I used precooked shelled, shrimp with the tail on but you can also use raw shrimp.

shrimp skewers on a pan

Tips for Cooking Herb Shrimp

  • Shrimp likes to be cooked fast and over high heat.
  • Defrost shrimp by letting it sit in the refrigerator overnight or several hours.
  • I grilled the shrimp but you could also cook it in a pan on the stove top or in the oven. If cooking on the stove top, do not put the shrimp on skewers. Cook at 450 degree F for 5-7 minute in the oven, turning once.
  • Fresh herbs work better for this recipe than dried.
garlc herb shrimp overhead shot

How to Make Garlic Herb Shrimp

  • Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl.
garlic herb marinade in a bowl
  • Add in shrimp and gently toss to coat
tossing shrimp in herbs
  • Marinate shrimp for 1 hour at room temperature or can be refrigerated over.
  • Skewer shrimp using bamboo or metal skewers. If using bamboo soak them in water for prior to using to prevent them from burning.
skewered shrimp on pan
  • Heat grill and brush the grill with oil to prevent the shrimp from sticking
  • Shrimp cooks quickly, only a couple of minutes on each side. Precooked shrimp just needs to be heated through. if using raw shrimp, it may take a minute longer and is fully cooked when it turns pink.

What to Serve with Shrimp

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Garlic Herb Shrimp Recipe

Garlic Herb Shrimp on a baking sheet

Garlic Herb Shrimp

Garlic Herb Shrimp is made with garlic, onion and fresh herbs and is quickly cooked on the grill. A deliciously easy main course.
Course Appetizer, Holiday Main Dish, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic herb shrimp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Marinating 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 21 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 177kcal


  • 2 lbs shrimp
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced small
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice of one lemon


  • Combine all ingredients except shrimp
  • Pour over shrimp and marinate 1 hour at room temperature or cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Prepare grill and brush the grilling rack with oil to prevent the shrimp from sticking
  • Skewer shrimp and grill for 1-2 minutes on each side


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1477mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 2mg
garlic herb shrimp on skewers

Originally posted July 7 2008

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