smoked shrimp recipes

14 Smoked Shrimp Recipes That Will Spice Up Seafood Nights

Juicy, delicate, and with a deliciously smoky flavor, smoked shrimp is an incredible recipe you can make for an appetizer or a main dish. You can either smoke the seafood in the smoker or simply cook them on a grill — it’s very easy to make and you get endless options of sauces to pair the shrimp with!

So, if you have a batch of frozen or fresh shrimp in the fridge, it’s time to try out some of these delectable smoked shrimp recipes that will give your tastebuds a flavor to remember!

#1. Easy Smoked Shrimp Recipe

This smoked shrimp can be made using fresh or thawed frozen shrimps to spruce up a simple family dinner or your party menu. Simply season the shrimp with salt and pepper and smoke them on a smoker/grill until fully cooked. Then drizzle with a delicious garlic-basil sauce and toss to blend!

#2. Easy Smoked Shrimp (BBQ Pellet Grill)

Here’s a simple recipe to get the smokiest shrimp. Marinade the shrimp in olive oil, lemon juice, chopped garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper for about 30 minutes. Smoke them for about 6-8 minutes until done, and serve with a delicious cocktail sauce. Pro tip: To make it a little easier to flip the shrimp, put them on skewers before smoking.

#3. Grilled Cajun Shrimp

Cajun seasonings with shrimp? Just the thought of it gets the taste buds going. This recipe requires a little make-ahead time, but the end results are so worth it. Simply marinate the shrimp for at least 4 hours in olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, Cajun seasonings, and salt, then smoke them to get an otherworldly flavor profile. And voila, you’re done!

#4. Honey Garlic Smoked Shrimp

Sweet, smoky, and so delicious! In this recipe, a honey garlic sauce infuses the shrimp with delicious flavors that come alive when smoked with your favorite wood chips. The result is a hearty, smoky flavor that is unparalleled! Did we mention it comes together in just 30 minutes?

#5. How to Smoke Shrimp

This smoked shrimp recipe produces a stunning, fiery dish that will wow your guests. And it takes only 15 minutes to prep! To make, toss the shrimp in olive oil, chili powder, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Toss to combine, then smoke on smoker racks until the shrimp turns pink. Serve immediately for a delicious meal!

#6. How to Smoke Shrimp in an Electric Smoker

In this recipe, the shrimp is flavored using aromatic herbs and spices for an easy and tasty dish. First, peel the shrimp properly to allow the spices to infuse the shrimp. Toss the shrimp in olive oil, garlic powder, oregano, dried basil, and salt before smoking them. Once done, enjoy as-is or serve over pasta!

#7. Smoked Buttery Shrimp

This BBQ shrimp recipe uses only 6 ingredients — deveined and de-shelled shrimp, melted butter, minced garlic, rosemary sprigs, your choice of seasoning, and lemon. Smoke shrimps over indirect heat in a smoker until they turn an orangish color for a firm yet juicy bite. It’s a simple dish that oozes pure, unadulterated deliciousness!

#8. Smoked Garlic Butter Shrimp

Garlic butter shrimp has always been a crowd-pleaser, and this recipe is a fantastic twist on a classic! This recipe is made with only three ingredients — peeled shrimp (no surprises there!), minced fresh garlic, and salted melted butter — and comes together quickly. Serve the buttery delicious shrimp hot!

#9. Smoked Shrimp

In this recipe, peeled and deveined shrimp are tossed with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, pepper, and salt to give them a delicious flavor. Then, smoke them in a skillet over low heat to give them a faint smokey flavor. The process is long, but the result will be so juicy and tender that the long wait will be well worth it!

#10. Easy Smoked Shrimp

Plump, tender, and oh-so-delicious, this smoked shrimp recipe has all the makings of a crowd-pleaser. Simply season the shrimp with your favorite spice blend like taco seasoning, place them in a disposable foil pan to make cleanup a snap, cook on low heat, and baste with lime butter every 30 minutes. Once it turns opaque, serve hot to enjoy.

#11. Smoked Shrimp Recipe

Packed with incredible flavor, this smoked shrimp recipe comes together very quickly. Season the shrimp with a BBQ rub, then place them in an aluminum pan with a mixture of butter, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and parsley, and smoke them on a smoker or grill until done. Serve with crusty French bread to soak up all the deliciousness.

#12. Quick and Easy Smoked Shrimp

This recipe shows you how to perfectly infuse your shrimp with the smoky flavor of wood chips. Seasoned with a medley of herbs and spices like Creole seasoning, thyme, lemon juice, oregano, cumin, and minced garlic, the shrimp come out tasting incredible! Serve this irresistible appetizer with your favorite dip and lemon wedges.

#13. Smoked Shrimp

This smoked shrimp recipe is as easy on the eye as it is on your tongue. The shrimps are seasoned with a kick of spice, then brushed with lemon butter every 5-10 minutes while smoking — what you get is a tangy, buttery, medium-dark orange-colored dish that can be served as an appetizer, side dish, or as part of the main course.

#14. Smoked Shrimp [Butter, Lemon & Hickory]

This shrimp recipe is so delicious that even the pickiest eaters will ask for seconds! Jumbo shrimp is infused in layers of flavor with a lovely butter sauce, a spicy rub, and lemon zest, and then smoked in a BBQ smoker to produce a mouthwatering dish. Serve it with buttered bread and lemon slices for a complete meal!

AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences.