BBQ Shrimp with Lemon Sauce

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BBQ Shrimp with Lemon Sauce

This recipes thick & tangy lemon sauce goes over the tender barbecued shrimp.  Get ready to lick your finger!  Serve it over grilled romaine or your favorite salad.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 40 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 5
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grill / Oven
  • Cuisine: International


Ingredient List Shrimp:

  • 2 lb large wild caught shrimp, peel left on, deveined
  • 3 Tbsp melted unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Old Bay seasoning

Ingredient List Lemon Sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup shallot, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 large lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp capers, drained
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped as garnish


  • Marinate deveined shrimp for 20 minutes with all ingredients listed for the shrimp.
  • Bring a small pan to medium high heat on the stovetop and add the butter.  Add shallots when butter is melted and cook ~ 3-4 minutes or until translucent.  Add garlic & cook 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.  Add sliced lemon, capers, bay leaf, white wine, and salt.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook ~ 10-15 minutes (or until lemon is soft), stirring occasionally.   This mixture will reduce and thicken over the low heat.
  • Heat a grill to medium high (~375F).  Grill shrimp covered ~ 2-3 minutes on each side or until opaque and cooked through in the middle.
  • Top with lemon sauce and add parsley & sea salt to taste.  Dig in!  Happy Eating – Beckie


Don’t have a grill?  Pan fry the shrimp in the butter instead of melting it for the marinade.


Things In My Kitchen:

  • Shrimp peeler & deveiner – I’ve tried several that look stronger and better but always come back to this simple plastic deveiner.

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Keywords: Shrimp, Low Country, Coastal, Pescatarian, Gluten Free, Keto, Seafood, Low Carb, Holidays, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day

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