Grilled Shrimp On The Barbie Recipe

Use this recipe to grill shrimp the traditional Australian way, which is quick and suitable for almost any occasion.

You are likely to get some well-seasoned curse words thrown your way if you call them shrimp when talking to an Aussie, but it’s fine to use shrimp instead of prawns if that’s what you find at your market. In Australia, they don’t say shrimp—they say prawns—as they have an abundance of freshwater prawns rather than saltwater shrimp. However, the tourism ad mentioned below used the term more familiar to Americans.

For Christmas, which coincides with the Southern Hemisphere’s summer, Australians frequently grill prawns. They enjoy a picnic in the park or on the beach with a portable grill or use the one provided in those locations. In addition to prawns, sausages, lamb, pork, and beef, you may also see some kangaroo and emu on the grill.

In an Australian tourism ad from the 1980s, actor Paul Hogan (who would later star in “Crocodile Dundee”) invited Americans to visit the land down under and promised to “slip an extra shrimp on the barbie for you.” Barbie is Australian slang for barbecue, which typically refers to grilling in Australia.

Shrimp on the Barbie | Grilled Shrimp Recipe with Basting Sauce

Outback Shrimp On The Barbie Recipe (Copycat) 🔗

Our Outback shrimp on the barbie serves deliciously grilled juicy shrimp with a creamy homemade remoulade sauce on the side. Try this easy grilled shrimp recipe that you can make in under an hour.

Prep: 10min

Nutrition Facts: servingSize 1, calories 320 Calories, Carbohydrate 8 g, Cholesterol 238 mg, Fat 36 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 20 g, Saturated Fat 4 g, Sodium 1576 mg, Sugar 1 g, Trans Fat 1 g


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1¼ tsp grain mustard
  • 1 tsp celery
  • 1 tsp yellow onion
  • 1 tsp green bell pepper
  • ¼ tsp fresh parsley
  • ¼ tsp red wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ⅓ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • 1 lb large shrimps
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 lime wedges
  • 5 oz baked potato
  • ½ tsp parsley


  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat and grease with cooking spray.
  2. Mix all the remoulade ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine all the shrimp seasonings in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Thread the shrimp on the skewers and place it on a baking sheet.
  5. Combine melted butter & lemon juice together, then brush on both sides of the skewered shrimps. Allow to marinate briefly for about 5 minutes.
  6. Season the shrimps generously with the prepared seasoning on all sides. Place these onto your hot grill.
  7. Grill for about 2 to 3 minutes on both sides, until shrimps turn pink and lightly charred.
  8. Remove the shrimp from the grill and slide them off the skewers onto a plate.
  9. Garnish with parsley. Serve the shrimp hot with a side of with your homemade remoulade sauce, together with baked potato and lime wedges.


How do you cook raw shrimp on the barbie doll?

Shrimp on the Barbie, or simply shrimp on the barbecue, is an appetizer offered at the Outback restaurant chain. It is a straightforward, tail-on shrimp that is basted with seasoned butter and grilled to perfection.

What pairs well with shrimp on the barbie?

The shrimp should be placed on a hot grill and cooked for three minutes, or until some of the shrimp are browned and showing some light charring. The shrimp should then be turned over and grilled for an additional two to three minutes, or until browned on the other side. The shrimp should then be removed from the grill and garnished with fresh parsley.

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