Fire Pit Grilling Recipe: Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Fire Pit Grilling Recipe: Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Looking for a simple and delicious meal enhanced by spending time by the fire? Then check out these easy shrimp skewers from Cubbie Hawk BBQ in Iowa. There's lots of room for customization, so don't be afraid to tweak the recipe and make it your own. 


What you Need:

  • Raw (but not Frozen) Shrimp
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt, Pepper, Garlic, and Seasonings of Choice
  • Parsley or Herbs of Choice
  • Metal or Bamboo Skewers
  • Lemon

Toss the shrimp in olive oil in either a bowl or gallon Ziploc bag. Season with a seafood rub that has salt, pepper, garlic, and herbs such as parsley. We recommend choosing your favorite herbs for this one! Then, put the shrimp and olive oil mixture in the refrigerator for about an hour to let the seasonings come together.

Seasoning the Shrimp Skewers

Skewer them on either bamboo skewers that have been soaking for at least an hour or two or use metal skewers (we prefer metal skewers - it's just easier!). Skewer the shrimp through the head first followed by the body, as they sit on the grill better.


Halve the lemon and place over the fire on your BBQ Grilling Grate at the same as the skewers. Cooking shrimp doesn't take long, especially over wood, so you'll want to flip them a few times to ensure they don't burn. Right before they're done, take the grilled lemons and squeeze the juice over the shrimp as the final piece that brings it all together.  Pull at the recommended temp, which is 145 degrees internal temperature. 

Shrimp and Lemon on Grill

Have a tasty spin on these skewers? Let us know in the comments below.

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