Garlicky Grilled Shrimp


Marcela Valladolid keeps her grilled shrimp simple but super-tasty, marinating it quickly in a mix of garlic, onion, white wine and lime juice.

Garlicky Grilled Shrimp
Photo: © John Kernick
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/4 cup minced onion

  • 8 garlic cloves, minced

  • 3 tablespoons dry white wine

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

  • 1 pound extra-large shrimp, shelled and deveined, tails left on

  • Kosher salt

  • Pepper

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • Steamed rice, for serving


  1. Light a grill. In a bowl, mix the 1 tablespoon of oil with the onion, garlic, wine, lime juice and parsley. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and add to the bowl; rub with the marinade and let stand for 15 minutes.

  2. Thread the shrimp onto 4 skewers and rub the butter all over the shrimp. Oil the grate. Grill the shrimp over moderate heat, basting with the marinade and turning, until just cooked through, 7 minutes. Serve with steamed rice.

Suggested Pairing

Berry-scented rosé.

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