Growing up I did not like Shrimp. I think it was the texture. But now I absolutely love a good Grilled Shrimp Cocktail. And even better, it's super easy to make.
Unless you have a lot of experience handling Shrimp, I strongly suggest you buy shrimp that has already been deveined. Doesn't matter if you buy fresh or frozen just try to make sure they have been deveined and save yourself a lot of work.
And don't forget the cocktail sauce to go along with your delicious grilled shrimp. You can use some from your favorite brand or make your own. I always have a bottle in the fridge so rarely have an opportunity to make my own but when I do I will be sure to post it here.
If you don't have any old bay seasoning on hand you can substitute for a little bit of paprika and celery salt. The seasoning will add a bit of flavor to the shrimp but worst-case scenario you can simply toss the shrimp in olive oil and grill them up just like that.
If you prefer to cook your shrimp on an outdoor grill simply marinate your shrimp according to the directions on the recipe card and cook on the grill preheated to 350°F.
You can also bake the shrimp in the oven as well. Once the shrimp is ready for baking, place the shrimp on a baking sheet and place it in an oven preheated to 350°F. Cook time should remain the same.
For more great recipes with Shrimp, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Grilled Shrimp Cocktail recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Shrimp With Tails, Olive Oil, Old Bay Seasoning and some cocktail sauce for serving.
🥣 How to make Grilled Shrimp Cocktail
Heat a bit of olive oil in a skillet.
If using frozen shrimp, defrost the shrimp according to the directions on the package. Rinse the shrimp in a colander and pat dry with paper towels.
In a large bowl, combine the shrimp with oil and Old Bay Seasoning. Toss until all the shrimp is well coated.
Place the shrimp in the skillet and cook until opaque, about 5 to 7 minutes.
Serve with cocktail sauce.
Grilled Shrimp Cocktail
- 2 lbs Raw Shrimp, with tails, peeled & deveined
- 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
- Cocktail Sauce, for serving
- Heat a bit of olive oil in a skillet.
- If using frozen shrimp, defrost the shrimp according to the directions on the package. Rinse the shrimp in a colander and pat dry with paper towels.
- In a large bowl, combine the shrimp with oil and Old Bay Seasoning. Toss until all the shrimp is well coated.
- Place the shrimp in the skillet and cook until opaque, about 5 to 7 minutes.
- Serve with cocktail sauce.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.