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4-Ingredient Shrimp Marinade

This marinade works well as a baste, too. While it comes together using just a handful of simple ingredients, it packs a ton of flavor. We hope you enjoy it!
Prep Time5 mins
Marinate10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: seafood, seasoning, shrimp marinade recipe
Servings: 1 batch


  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp onion salt
  • ¼ tsp minced garlic


  • Combine ingredients in a saucepan over low heat, until butter melts, or for about five minutes.
  • Pour mixture over shrimp and marinate for 10-15 minutes, while you wait for your grill to heat up. Be sure to set aside enough for basting!
  • Skewer the shrimp, place them on foil or directly on the grill grate, and cook for 2-3 minutes over medium heat. Brush the excess liquid on shrimp while grilling, then serve and enjoy!


This marinade is a great baste for other foods, too! Brush on meats, seafood, or vegetables while grilling.