Outback Grilled Shrimp on the Barbie Recipe

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This is going to be your new favorite grilling recipe! Tender shrimp topped with lemon juice, melted butter, and a slightly spicy seasoning mixture and then grilled to perfection!

Glass bowl of Remoulade sauce above a white plate of skewered grilled shrimp.
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What is grilled shrimp on the barbie?

Grilled shrimp on the barbie is the Australian version of grilled shrimp. This recipe is inspired by a grilled shrimp recipe my husband and I love to order at an Australian steakhouse. Since we have 3 kiddos (soon to be four), we don’t get out as much as we used to.

So, we recreated it at home. We have been making this recipe for many, many years and decided it was time to share it with the Aileen Cooks family.

Our grilled shrimp on the barbie recipe is made with a flavor-packed and slightly spicy seasoning mixture. It really makes this recipe, so you don’t want to skip it! We also use fresh lemon juice and melted butter on our shrimp prior to grilling. Yum.

Close up of grilled shrimp on skewers.

How to make Grilled Shrimp on the Barbie?

(Full printable shrimp and remoulade sauce recipe can be found at the bottom of this page)

  1. Start by preparing your shrimp. They will need to be defrosted (if frozen), peeled, and deveined.
  2. Place shrimp on skewers so they are lightly touching. Raw shrimp on skewers.
  3. Brush shrimp with lemon juice and melted butter. Raw grilled shrimp on skewers and being brushed with butter.
  4. Mix up a seasoning of salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, chili powder, sugar, and cayenne. Seven seasonings in a white bowl.
  5. Sprinkle one side of shrimp with seasoning. 
  6. Place skewered shrimp seasoning side down on a hot grill.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining seasoning on top. Skewers of shrimp on a grill.
  8. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  9. Flip, and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  10. Serve, topped with chopped parsley and paired with homemade remoulade sauce. Grilled shrimp on skewers on a white plate with sliced lemons.

Homemade Remoulade Sauce

(full printable recipe is at the bottom of this page)

This sauce is so simple and makes the perfect dipping sauce for seafood. I especially love it with grilled shrimp. Here is how to make it:

  1. Mix together mayonnaise, dijon mustard, creole seasoning, hot sauce, roughly chopped capers, minced garlic, pickle juice, paprika, lemon juice, sea salt, and cayenne pepper. A white bowl filled with ingredients for remoulade sauce.
  2. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container, up to 5 days. A white bowl filled with homemade remoulade sauce.

What to serve with grilled shrimp on the barbie?

I recommend grilling your whole dinner! Serve this grilled shrimp as an appetizer to a nice juicy steak and some grilled zucchini. You could also serve it with a pasta salad like Pepperoni Pasta Salad or Italian Antipasto Salad. To finish the meal, I recommend a yummy summer dessert like no-bake strawberry cheesecake or peach cobbler.

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A white plate of grilled shrimp next to a sprig of Italian parsley, sliced lemons, and a small clear jar of remoulade sauce.

Grilled Shrimp on the Barbie with Remoulade Sauce

Aileen Clark
This is going to be your new favorite grilling recipe! Tender shrimp topped with lemon juice, melted butter, and a slightly spicy seasoning mixture and then grilled to perfection!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Course Appetizer Recipes
Cuisine Australian
Servings 4
Calories 585 kcal


  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted

Remoulade Sauce

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons creole seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons capers roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon pickle juice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • If frozen, defrost shrimp by placing in a collander and running under cold water.
  • Skewer shrimp onto skewers so they are nestled together. Set aside.
  • Combine 1 teaspoon sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper in a small bowl.
  • Mix until combined.
  • Brush lemon juice on both sides of skewered shrimp and then top with the melted butter.
  • Sprinkle a liberal amount of the seasoning mixture over the shrimp.
  • Place the shrimp (seasoning side down) on a hot grill.
  • Sprinkle the shrimp with the remaining seasoning.
  • Grill for 3-4 minutes and flip.
  • Cook an additional 3-4 minutes, until shrimp is opaque and tails are pulling toward the body.
  • To make the remoulade sauce, combine all of the remaining ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Serve and enjoy!


If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 10 minutes prior to using. This prevents them from burning.
Remoulade sauce can be made ahead of time. Store any unused sauce in an air tight container in the refrigerator, up to 5 days.
This recipe calls for jumbo shrimp. If using smaller shrimp, the cook time will be less.


Serving: 1/4 pound shrimpCalories: 585kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 28gFat: 50gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 37gCholesterol: 278mgSodium: 3177mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2g
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