Grilled Shrimp with Old Bay

Shrimp has always been a Sweeney family favorite. We love shrimp grilled, roasted, poached, sautéed, and even in ceviche. We love shrimp so much that sometimes my sister is called ‘lil shrint.’ During the summer, there’s no better way to cook shrimp than on the grill. My dad recently introduced me to Maryland-style shrimp — it’s basically shrimp that’s been coated in Old Bay seasoning. It’s finger licking good, but I decided to take it one step further by adding in a couple other ingredients. This recipe is quick, easy, and oh-so-scrumptious. It’s got everything necessary to become a new family favorite!

Grilled Shrimp With Old Bay

1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deviened
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons Old Bay
4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  1. Place the shrimp in a large bowl or big plastic ziploc baggie.
  2. Add the olive oil, garlic, chili powder, Old Bay, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice. Season generously with salt and pepper. Toss everything to combine, making sure that all of the shrimp is coated in the oil and spices.
  3. Set aside to marinade for 15 minutes. If you want to marinade it longer, place covered and closed, in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours.
  4. Prepare a gas or charcoal grill. You’ll want it to be medium high heat. If you can hold your hand 5 inches above the rack for only a couple of seconds, it’s hot enough.
  5. Remove the shrimp from the marinade and place directly on the grill. They cook very quickly so pay attention. When they curl and start to turn pink, flip and cook for 1 minute longer, about 3-4 minutes total. Serve immediately with lots of napkins and grilled bread, if desired.

Serves 4-6.

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21 thoughts on “Grilled Shrimp with Old Bay

  1. This recipe is so simple and so delicious! We put 5 “colossal” size shrimp on double skewers (so they don’t spin) and marinated in a cake pan. Wouldn’t change anything! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Definitely a new family favorite!! We’ve always liked Old Bay but the extra ingredients add even more wonderful flavor.

  3. Ok, so they came out awesome. Since I was using 2lbs. of shrimp instead of 1, I doubled all of the ingredients, but I should’ve kept the chili powder the same! They were hot boy! Next time I’ll know better. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Made 3 pounds at a family gathering at my sisters out on the patio. It was gone in 10 minutes. And once again I score on the grill! Thanks

  5. This is a fantastic recipe and oh so easy! I tried this recipe last year after having been served something very similar at the Chart House Restaurant in Annapolis. Make a ton because it’s gonna be gobbled up fast.

  6. Thank you! This marinade is great!!! Planned on using the Weber but it started pouring out. I roasted the shrimp in a 400′ oven for 7 minutes. Yum!

  7. Very good! Second time I’ve made them – only thing I don’t use is the chili powder as the old bay is enough for us (sprinkle it on the shrimp after I take them off the grill – just a little to add that bite). Excellant meal!

  8. These were SOOO good!! I used the low-sodium Old Bay and only used half of the chili powder since I am feeding two kids under 5. Will most definitely make these again. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  9. We made the marinade but didn’t fully read the instructions until a little later and since we don’t need the shrimp until tomorrow afternoon it is now marinating overnight. Will the lemon juice cook the shrimp since it will be marinating for over 11 hours? If so, what should we do? Should we still grill them?

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