This copycat Texas Roadhouse Grilled Shrimp Recipe will taste just like it does at the famous restaurant but made in your own kitchen. The best part is it's actually very simple too. Gotta love that.
This kind of shrimp recipe is always going to be popular in the middle of shrimp season - if you're like us and live by the ocean.
❤️ Why you'll love it
- Any copycat recipe that you can make in the quickest time possible with little effort and is visually stunning is a major bonus! You could pull this dish out when you have guests and they will be blown away by your culinary prowess - with no idea on what an easy recipe it was.
- It's about the only time I'll go to a steakhouse and not order steak. I'm a big prime rib fan.
- Large shrimp
- Olive oil
- Black Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Fresh Parsley
See recipe card at the bottom of this post for quantities.
- Step 1: Add the olive oil, salt, fresh lemon juice, oregano, black pepper, garlic powder and paprika to a large mixing bowl and give a good stir to combine.
- Step 2: Add the peeled, deveined shrimp to the mixture and make sure it's all coated well and cover. Put in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.
- Step 3: Put the large size shrimp onto skewers and cook over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes each side.
- Step 4: Serve over seasoned rice with chopped parsley and lemon wedges.
Hint: You don't have to leave the tail on if you don't want to. The tail is usually kept on just for aesthetic purposes (makes it more visually attractive). However, some people do like to eat those crunchy tails so I guess it depends.
🔄 Substitutions and Variations
- Garlic Butter - drizzle some melted butter over the shrimp at the end of cooking.
- Onion Powder - add ¾ Teaspoon of onion powder too if you like to add that.
- Old Bay - this super popular seasoning could be good in place of some of the other seasoning.
- Lime Juice - use lime juice in place of lemon juice.
- Own seasoning - if you have your own seasoning combination you prefer good news is it won't affect this dish too much.
- Dipping Sauce - try offering my seafood sauce on the side. It's easy to make has a lot of flavor and is delicious with all seafood.
- Cheddar Cheese - some people like to sprinkle cheese over their grilled shrimp.
- Warm Rolls - offer some warm rolls on the side, like Texas Roadhouse offers.
- Worcestershire Sauce - to add a little umami, or soy sauce.
- Hot Sauce - to add a little heat if you like.
- Creole Mustard Sauce - this is great too.
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How are you cooking your Texas Roadhouse Grilled Shrimp recipe? If you're using a grill pan, you'll need that at least. Or a barbecue.
Mixing bowl for the marinating as well as skewers (these can be bamboo or metal). I have some affiliate links in the recipe card below.
Once allowed to cool completely store the shrimp in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Expert Tip: If you are cooking over the barbecue make sure to soak the wooden skewers in water first - for a few hours if possible. It will stop them burning.
It depends if there is citrus in your marinade. In this recipe there is a lot of lemon juice and it will start to cook the shrimp if left too long. Don't go longer than 1 hour.
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If you're looking for side dishes for your grilled shrimp, take a look at this list of 30 Best Grilled Shrimp Side Dishes.
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- 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- ¾ Teaspoon Salt
- 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
- 1-½ Teaspoons Oregano
- ¾ Teaspoon Black Pepper
- ¾ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ¾ Teaspoon Paprika
- 1-½ lb Fresh Shrimp, peeled and deveined (tail-on)
- Chopped Parsley (optional garnish)
- Lemon Wedge (optional garnish)
- Add the olive oil, salt, lemon juice, oregano, black pepper, garlic powder and paprika to a large mixing bowl. Stir well to combine.
- Add the peeled and deveined shrimp and make sure they're all coated. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes (no more than 1 hour).
- Thread the shrimp onto skewers and cook over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes each side. This can be on the barbecue or in a grill pan.
- Remove from the heat and serve over seasoned rice with lemon wedges and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
Don't marinate the shrimp for longer than 1 hour or the lemon juice will start to cook the shrimp and it will make them tough.
You don't have to keep the tail on the shrimp, you can opt to remove them if you like. They're just for show anyway (although I know some people that like to eat them).
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Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 239Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 286mgSodium 435mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 37g
These numbers do not include the seasoned rice.