Grilled Butterfly Shrimp

READY IN: 1hr 23mins
Recipe by Hey Jude

We love this quick, easy recipe that I found and 'tweaked' from Betty Crocker's Barbecue Cookbook. The recipe says it serves 6 people but my husband and I wipe out a pound of this shrimp so I'm saying it serves two. Prep time includes marinating time.

Top Review by Kim127

Great recipe and very easy. I used 26-30 count shrimp and put them on skewers (I don't have a basket) and I used the white wine instead of the chicken broth. They marinated for about 1 1/2 hours. Very tasty and I will do this again. While the shrimp were marinating, you could see them start to turn a little pink from the lemons, kinda like ceviche, pretty neat! Thanks Judy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Devein shrimp by making a shallow cut lengthwise along the outside curve.
  2. Remove sand vein.
  3. Press each shrimp flat into a butterfly shape.
  4. Mix remaining ingredients, except 1/2 half of the lemon slices, and pour over shrimp.
  5. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  6. Remove shrimp and reserve marinade.
  7. Arrange shrimp in a lightly greased hinged wire grill basket.
  8. Grill 4 inches from hot coals (or over medium heat in a gas grill) for about 6-10 minutes, turning basket and brushing shrimp 2-3 times with reserved marinade, until shrimp is pink.
  9. Garnish with remaining lemon slices.

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