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Easy Shrimp on the Barbie Recipe with Cocktail Sauce

Fresh shrimp flavored with a blend of sweet and spicy herbs and seasoning and grilled on the barbecue is the perfect meal when you’re looking for easy, healthy and light.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Shrimp on the Barbie, Spicy Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Ali Randall


  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon basic barbecue rub See NOTES for recipe
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Cocktail sauce
  • Wooden or metal skewers
  • Fresh lime or lemon wedges


  • Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  • If using wooden skewers, soak them in cold water for 30 minutes before using.
  • Pat dry the peeled and deveined shrimp with a paper towel. Drizzle with about a teaspoon of olive oil.
  • Toss the raw shrimp with the basic barbecue rub so all the shrimp is well coated.
  • Thread shrimp on skewers in one direction making sure to thread the skewer through two parts of the shrimp.
  • You can also use two skewers, threading one skewer through the heads of the shrimp and the other skewer through the tails.
  • Grill on each side until pink for a total of 3 to 5 minutes time. 
  • Line platter or plates with parchment and serve with lime or lemon wedges, cocktail sauce or melted butter.
  • Store any extra shrimp in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for one day.