Fire up the grill and toss your shrimp in everything from spicy harissa to savory-tango miso butter.
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Grilled Shrimp with Miso Butter
Credit: © Christina Holmes

Since grilled shrimp cooks in mere minutes, spend a little time making a spectacular sauce to toss with them or serve alongside.

Shrimp Butter

Blend shrimp paste and lime juice with butter for a Malaysian-inspired take on grilled shrimp.

Miso butter

Grilled Shrimp with Miso Butter
Credit: © Christina Holmes

Mix butter with miso, lemon zest and juice, and scallions for a savory-tangy sauce you can toss with shrimp post grilling.

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Oregano and lemon

Grilled Shrimp with Oregano and Lemon. Photo © John Kernick
Credit: © John Kernick

For Mediterranean-style shrimp, chop together capers, oregano, and garlic, then blend in olive oil and lemon juice to serve at the table.

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Pesto

Forget that rule about mixing cheese with seafood. Make a lemony pesto, enriched with Parmigiano-Reggiano, to serve with grilled shrimp.

Harissa

Peel-and-Eat Grilled Shrimp with Harissa
Credit: © Christina Holmes

Toss shell-on shrimp with the North African-style chile paste known as harissa soon after it's grilled and serve with lime wedges; let people peel and eat at the table.

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Aioli

Shrimp Cakes
Credit: © Con Poulos

Doctor aioli (or a cheater version with store-bought mayo) with citrus zest and serve with shrimp (or shrimp cakes!) for dipping.

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Mango salsa

Make a sweet and spicy salsa with ripe mangoes, lime, Thai chile, and ginger to serve over grilled shrimp.

Romesco

Grilled Shrimp with Cocoa-Nib Romesco Sauce
Credit: © Edmund Barr

Spain's sauce of roasted peppers, almonds, and garlic is a natural with grilled shrimp. Serve a basic version or add cocoa nibs!

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Kristin Donnelly is a former Food & Wine editor and author of The Modern Potluck (Clarkson Potter, 2016). She is also the co-founder of Stewart & Claire, an all-natural line of lip balms made in Brooklyn.