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Grilled Royal Reds with Lemony Garlic Butter

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Active time 15 mins
Total time 20 mins

Serves 6


  • 1 cup (8 oz.) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest, plus 2 1/2 Tbsp. fresh juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 2 pounds fresh royal red shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to medium (350°F to 400°F). Stir together butter, garlic, lemon zest and juice, thyme, pepper, and 1 teaspoon of the salt in a medium bowl until well combined.

  2. Toss together shrimp, oil, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Grill shrimp, covered, just until shrimp are bright red and charred, 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Toss with lemony garlic butter, and serve immediately.

Fisher's at Orange Beach Marina, Orange Beach, AL