This Texas Roadhouse grilled shrimp recipe is as good as seafood gets. It combines fresh shrimp with tangy lemon juice, olive oil, and select herbs to make perfectly seasoned shrimp skewers. And, the best part? These homemade shrimp skewers require just 3 simple steps and 6 minutes to cook!
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The Best Texas Roadhouse Grilled Shrimp Recipe
I think grilled shrimp is arguably the best kind of shrimp you can make. When the shrimp is slightly charred and infused with a subtle smokey flavor, it's just irresistible. And, for me, some of the best-tasting grilled shrimp I've ever had has been at Texas Roadhouse.
So, that's exactly why I came up with this copycat recipe. I wanted to recreate all of that Texas Roadhouse grilled shrimp deliciousness in the comfort of my own home. And, well, the results have been a massive success.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
It's legit. My copycat version literally tastes just like the flavorful grilled shrimp you'd get from the restaurant. Honestly, I think it's better!
It's easy to make. This recipe basically involves marinating the shrimp and then cooking. It's such a quick and easy appetizer that I guarantee it will turn out perfect, even if you've never cooked shrimp before!
Fit for any occasion. This Texas Roadhouse grille shrimp is one of those appetizers that is perfect to serve for all occasions. I think it's even better with some tasty sides. I love serving it over top of this Mediterranean rice or alongside this Texas Roadhouse chili. For the full restaurant experience, you can make these Texas Roadhouse green beans and Texas Roadhouse rolls and cinnamon butter to go with it.
- Shrimp- peeled and deveined shrimp, but with the tails on.
- Olive oil- or any neutral oil. You can use melted butter or compound butter for a different flavor.
- Salt and pepper- to taste.
- Lemon juice- to brighten up the flavors.
- Mixed herbs- I used oregano and basil.
- Dried parsley or fresh parsley
- Paprika powder- I like this for a little spice. You can also use garlic powder or onion powder if you prefer a savory flavor.
- Seasoned rice- to serve with. This Texas Roadhouse seasoned rice is perfect.
By the way, you can use a lot of these same ingredients to make this Red Lobster shrimp scampi recipe. So check that out if you're in the mood for another tasty shrimp recipe.
How To Make Texas Roadhouse Grilled Shrimp
Step 1: Marinade The Shrimp
First, you'll start by marinating the shrimp to give it all of its incredible flavors.
So, to make the marinade, add the olive oil, fresh lemon juice, mixed herbs, dried parsley, and paprika to a medium mixing bowl and then give it a good mix so everything can combine.
Next, add the shrimp to the bowl of marinade and gently stir to coat the shrimp in it. Then, after it's well coated, cover the bowl of shrimp with plastic wrap - or tin foil - and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes.
Step 2: Cook The Shrimp
So, after the shrimp marinates, thread them on some bamboo skewers and cook them in a grill pan - or on the grill - for 3 minutes on each side.
Alternatively, if you would like to bake your shrimp, just spread them out on a baking sheet and cook 'em at 400°F for about 4-6 minutes - or until the shrimp are pink and fully cooked.
Step 3: Serve
Now, once your shrimp is done cooking, you can remove them from the pan - or oven - and serve them over rice with this dumpling sauce poured on top.
Alternatively, you can just eat the shrimp alone, with veggies, or with one of the sides I mentioned earlier.
How To Make Compound Butter For Shrimp
I mentioned earlier that you can use compound butter for the shrimp, and it's a great way to change up this grilled shrimp recipe every time you make it. Here are some of my favorite compound butter flavor combinations to use on this grilled shrimp:
- Garlic butter- melt ¼ cup of butter in a pan, then add ½-1 tablespoon of chopped garlic. Continue to cook for about 2-3 minutes, then remove from the heat.
- Lemon pepper butter- melt ¼ cup of butter in a pan, then add 2 teaspoon of black pepper, 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped parsley. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes, then remove from the heat.
- Chili butter- combine ¼ cup melted butter with 1-2 teaspoon of chili pepper flakes. Stir to combine, then set aside.
How To Store This Grilled Shrimp
This recipe for grilled shrimp will make about two servings worth of shrimp. So, if you want more, you can just double or triple the ingredients to make more. Also, this shrimp is really delicious leftover. So, honestly, making more than you'll eat is a fantastic idea!
And speaking of leftovers, you can store the leftover shrimp in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. However, if you want to keep the shrimp for even longer, you can store it in an airtight container - or freezer-safe bag - in the freezer for up to 3 months.
How To Reheat Cooked Shrimp
My favorite way to reheat the shrimp is in a skillet set over medium heat on the stovetop. Just make sure to flip the shrimp a few times as it reaches your desired temperature. With that said, you don't even have to warm the shrimp up. It's just as delicious cold.
More Copycat Recipes
Hungry for more awesome copycat recipes from your favorite restaurants? Well, if you are, you're in the right place because we have a ton on the blog! Give one of these a try next:
- Texas Roadhouse country fried chicken
- Texas Roadhouse ranch recipe
- Benihana fried rice
- Olive Garden chicken alfredo
- Olive Garden chicken & shrimp carbonara
- Chili's margarita grilled chicken
- PF Chang's chicken lettuce wraps
- Longhorn salmon
- Longhorn parmesan crusted chicken
- ½ lb. peeled and deveined shrimp, but with tails
- 1 ½ tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon mixed herbs (oregano and basil)
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon paprika powder
- Seasoned rice to serve (optional)
- Add the olive oil, lemon juice, seasonings, and herbs to a medium mixing bowl.
- Add shrimp and stir gently to coat them with the spice mixture. Cover the bowl of shrimp with plastic wrap or tin foil and refrigerate for 30 minutes to marinade.
- Thread the shrimp onto bamboo skewers.
- Cook the shrimp in a grill pan (or on the grill) for 3 minutes per side. Alternatively, you can bake the shrimp for 4-6 minutes at 400°F.
- Remove the shrimp from the pan and serve over rice.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 26g