Recipe For Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Tender, plump shrimp have never tasted better than they do in this simple Grilled Shrimp Scampi, which is quickly marinated in traditional scampi flavors like lemon, parsley, and garlic before being popped on the grill.

Don’t miss our simple Shrimp Scampi Pasta if you enjoy the scampi flavors but prefer it to noodles.

How to Grill Shrimp Scampi | Recipe

Grilled Shrimp Scampi in a Foil Packet 🔗

A super-fast, simple and summery version of shrimp scampi — with no chasing your shrimp around the grill or dropping it through the grates. Plus, clean-up is a breeze!

Total: 0 15min0

Nutrition Facts: calories 335, Fat 18 grams, Saturated Fat 11 grams, Cholesterol 410 milligrams, Sodium 485 milligrams, Carbohydrate 2 grams, Protein 46 grams


  • 2 pounds thawed frozen peeled and deveined large shrimp, tails removed
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • Pasta, rice or grilled bread, for serving


  1. Prepare a grill for high heat.
  2. Layer two 18-inch-long pieces of foil on top of each other. Put the shrimp, butter, wine, garlic and lemon zest and juice in the center of the foil. Sprinkle with the red pepper flakes, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Bring the long sides of the foil together in the middle and fold them over each other to seal. Fold each of the short sides up, making sure the packet is completely sealed. 
  3. Place on the grill and cook until the shrimp are fully cooked and the sauce is bubbling, about 9 minutes. Stir in the parsley and serve over pasta, rice or grilled bread.


How do you keep shrimp moist on the grill?

As with all well-loved classics, this recipe has many variations and additions. Shrimp scampi is prepared with a straightforward sauce of garlic, butter, and white wine; I personally like to use a little extra virgin olive oil to support the butter because I find that it gives the dish good flavor and helps reduce the intake of butter.

What is creamy scampi sauce made of?

The secret to succulent grilled shrimp is full-fat yogurt; its acidity gently tenderizes the shrimp before grilling and serves as an effective vehicle for seasoning it with fresh herbs, garlic, and lemon juice; while the fat from the yogurt prevents the shrimp from drying out on the grill.

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