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This spicy grilled shrimp dish captures the mouth-watering flavours of Thai cuisine.

Shrimps on the barbie, prawns on the grill or barbecue jumbo shrimp – they are delicious however you say it in your part of the world. There are lots of marinades and seasoning options for shrimp but this one has to be one of my favourites. Give yourself a little prep time before diner, put those beauties in the fridge to marinate while you have a cocktail and perhaps some apps, then prep them for grilling in about an hour. After marinating in Thai basil, lime, chili, garlic and peanut oil, skewer those jumbo shrimp and grill them to perfection.

Thai Grilled Shrimp

Marinated in Thai basil, lime, chili, garlic, this spicy grilled shrimp dish captures the mouth-watering flavours of Thai cuisine.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Marinating Time1 hour
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 277
Calories: 277kcal
Author: Kevin Lamoureux


  • 1 lb 450 g raw jumbo shrimp deveined, peeled, tails removed
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic 1 clove minced
  • ½ cup Thai basil fresh chopped
  • ¼ cup peanut oil
  • 1 tsp sambal chile paste or to taste
  • 2 tbsp lime juice 1 lime
  • 4-6 wooden skewers


  • Add the salt and garlic to a large shallow bowl and crush the garlic with a pestle.
  • Add the remaining ingredients (except the shrimp) and stir until well blended.
  • Toss in the shrimp and coat with the marinade.
  • Allow shrimp to marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  • Meanwhile, soak the wooden skewers in water.
  • Preheat a barbecue to medium-high heat (about 450° F)
  • Put the shrimp on the skewers. Set the skewers on a large platter and brush with the remaining marinade.
  • Grease the barbecue grill or use a non-stick spray.
  • Grill the shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side. Serve immediately.


Serve with Jasmin rice and stir-fried vegetables.  Finely chopped thai chili pepper can be substituted for the sambal paste. 

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