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platter of bbq shrimp skewers grilled served with bbq sauce, over avocado slices, garnished with lime wedges, cotija and chimichurri

BBQ Shrimp Skewers

This grilled shrimp recipe takes the guesswork out of grilling shirmp. With a quick marinade, skewer and grill they are perfect every time. Baste them in homemade chimichurri and serve hot!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, barbeque, keto
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 278kcal


  • Grilling Skewers
  • Grilling Brush



  • 1 Lime
  • Cotija
  • Cilantro
  • Limes



  • Thaw the shrimp and remove the skins.
  • Pat dry.

Marinate 10 minutes:

  • Whisk the Taco seasoning and GirlCarnivore Over Easy spice blend in a small bowl or jar.
  • Sprinkle the shrimp with spices.
    raw shrimp with seasoning sprinkled on top
  • Add the shrimp and the Head Country BBQ Sauce to a large resealable bag and marinate for 10 minutes.

Prep Grill:

  • Meanwhile, prep the grill for indirect heat
  • Make a 2-zone fire in your grill by arranging the coals to one side.
  • Clean and oil the grilling grates.
  • Allow the grill to heat, adjusting the airflow as needed for around 350 to 400 degrees.

Grill Shrimp:

  • Arrange the shrimp on skewers, 5 to 6 per skewer.
    large shrimp on bamboo skewers ready to be grilled
  • Place the shrimp over direct heat and grill 5 to 7 minutes, flipping as needed to cook evenly and prevent excess charring.
  • Brush once or twice with additional barbecue sauce, as you flip the skewers.
    Shrimp on bamboo skewers on the grill being brushed with head co barbecue sauce
  • Remove from heat and immediately brush with chimichurri.


  • Serve immediately with fresh lime wedges, cilantro, and cotija sprinkled over top.


If using bamboo skewers, be sure to soak the skewers for 10 minutes before grilling to prevent the skewers from burning.
Pair these shrimp skewers with a wedge salad for a truly flavorful warm-weather meal.


Serving: 2g | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 382mg | Sodium: 1763mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 323IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 258mg | Iron: 4mg