Hook’d Up Bar and Grill Presents: The Ultimate Grilled Shrimp Recipe

skewers of Texas Roadhouse grilled shrimp on top of seasoned rice

If you’ve ever been torn between ordering steak or seafood at a steakhouse, we have the perfect solution for you. Our copycat recipe for Texas Roadhouse Grilled Shrimp will fulfill your cravings and impress your guests, all from the convenience of your own kitchen. You might think it’s a dish reserved for special occasions, but trust us, it’s actually quite easy to make.

Why You’ll Adore Our Grilled Shrimp Recipe

  • It’s a swift and effortless copycat recipe that demands minimal effort but delivers astonishing outcomes. Your guests will never guess how simple it was to prepare.
  • If you’re a fan of prime rib or other classic steakhouse dishes, this is a fantastic alternative that adds variety to your menu.

Essential Ingredients

Texas Roadhouse grilled shrimp ingredients all laid out

  • Jumbo shrimp
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Lemons
  • Oregano
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Fresh parsley

(Refer to the recipe card at the end of this article for specific quantities.)


Four images showing step by step how to make Texas Roadhouse grilled shrimp

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine olive oil, salt, fresh lemon juice, oregano, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Stir thoroughly to blend the flavors.
  2. Add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the mixture, ensuring they are evenly coated. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes.
  3. Skewer the shrimp and grill them over medium-high heat for approximately 3 minutes on each side.
  4. Serve the grilled shrimp over seasoned rice, garnished with chopped parsley and lemon wedges.

Pro Tip: If you prefer, you can remove the tail from the shrimp before grilling. While it’s often left on for visual appeal, some people enjoy the added crunch.

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Substitutions and Variations

  • Drizzle melted garlic butter over the shrimp after cooking for an extra burst of flavor.
  • Add ¾ teaspoon of onion powder to the marinade if you enjoy its savory taste.
  • Swap out some of the seasonings for Old Bay, a popular and versatile seasoning blend.
  • Try using lime juice instead of lemon juice for a tangy twist.
  • Feel free to experiment with your own preferred combination of seasonings.
  • Serve our delicious seafood sauce on the side for dipping.
  • For a cheesy twist, sprinkle some cheddar cheese over the grilled shrimp.
  • Accompany your dish with warm rolls, just like Texas Roadhouse does.
  • Enhance the umami flavor by adding Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce.
  • Add a touch of heat with your favorite hot sauce.
  • Explore the deliciousness of creole mustard sauce.

Texas Roadhouse grilled shrimp being cooked in a grill pan

Essential Equipment

When preparing our Texas Roadhouse Grilled Shrimp recipe, you’ll need:

  • A grill pan or barbecue, depending on your preferred cooking method.
  • A mixing bowl for marinating.
  • Skewers (either bamboo or metal).


Once the shrimp has cooled completely, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Expert Tips

To prevent wooden skewers from burning when cooking on the barbecue, be sure to soak them in water for a few hours beforehand.

Texas Roadhouse grilled shrimp skewers on top of seasoned rice with lemons in the background

Frequently Asked Questions

Related Recipes

  • Smoked Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
  • Creole Shrimp and Grits
  • Boom Boom Shrimp
  • Shrimp Etouffee

If you’re in need of side dish ideas to accompany your grilled shrimp, check out our list of the 30 Best Grilled Shrimp Side Dishes.

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