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Simple Shrimp Marinade (Grilled Shrimp Marinade)

This simple, yet elevated shrimp marinade is garlicky, lemony, and savory all thanks to a few common ingredients! If you're looking to marinade shrimp for grilling, then this is your recipe!
Prep 1 hour
Cook 0 minutes
Total 1 hour
Fat 10
Carbs 7
Protein 9
Yield 4


  • 1-1.5 lbs. jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice + more for squeezing on top
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro


  • Begin by preparing the marinade. Add 2 tablespoons lemon juice, Worcestershire, garlic, dijon mustard, honey, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes into a large bowl. Whisk the marinade together. 
  • Drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil into the marinade while whisking until all the ingredients are combined. 
  • Add the shrimp to the marinade and toss to coat the shrimp in the marinade. 
  • Place the shrimp into the refrigerator and let the shrimp sit for 30 minutes to 1 hour, but no longer. If the shrimp sits in the marinade for longer than 1 hour the shrimp may begin to cook in the lemon juice. 
  • Once your shrimp has marinated, cook in any way your heart desires. Here is an easy recipe for grilled shrimp you will love!

Tips & Notes

  • Any size of uncooked shrimp will work for this recipe. 
  • Nutrition information uses 1.5 lbs. shrimp.
  • This recipe was slightly updated on July 7, 2021.

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Nutrition Facts

Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g