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Grilled shrimp skewers on white plate with a bowl of chimichurri sauce.

How to Grill Jumbo Shrimp

For our purposes today, we'll be focusing on grilling them alongside a delicious chimichurri sauce, making for a zesty and spicy BBQ masterpiece.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 5 skewers
Calories 192kcal
Author Joss D


  • Outdoor grill
  • Tongs


For the Chimichurri Sauce:

  • ½ cup parsley
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Shrimp:

  • 1 lb. raw jumbo shrimp cleaned and peeled
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine all of the chimichurri ingredients (except the crushed red pepper) in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Add the crushed red pepper (this way you’ll be adding texture). Season with salt and pepper. Reserve.
    Crushed red pepper getting added to chimichurri.
  • Place the jumbo shrimp onto skewers and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    Woman's hand grinding pepper onto shrimp skewers.
  • Preheat barbecue to medium-high heat. Grill the shrimp until they change color to bright pink (around 8 minutes on each side).
    Cooked jumbo shrimp skewers on bbq.
  • Serve with chimichurri sauce.
    Grilled shrimp skewers on white plate with a bowl of chimichurri sauce.


The nutrition information for this recipe includes the chimichurri sauce.


Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 229mg | Sodium: 727mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 900IU | Vitamin C: 11.9mg | Calcium: 238mg | Iron: 4.7mg