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Grilled Garlic Shrimp


  • 1 pound medium or large shrimp, peeled
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar

Melt butter in heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, lemon juice, cayenne, dill and sugar. Bring to a boil and simmer one minute. Remove from heat and cool. Place shrimp in sauce and marinate in refrigerator 20 to 30 minutes.

Thread shrimp on skewers. Heat grill to medium-high. Place skewers on grill and close top. Grill for about 2 minutes. Turn skewers over, close grill top and cook shrimp for about 2 minutes or until done.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor  From: Mariner’s Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas


Shrimp are omnivores meaning they will eat plant and animal matter.

Erika Young, Coastal and Marine Education Specialist