Longhorn Steakhouse Redrock Grilled Shrimp Recipe

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Longhorn Steakhouse Redrock Grilled Shrimp Recipe features jumbo shrimp marinated in rich, flavorful, sweet, spicy tomato butter. It is finger-licking good and comes together in 30 minutes!

Serve with roasted broccoli and creamy rice as a side. You’ll also love my Longhorn Steakhouse Crispy Brussles Sprouts.

grilled longhorn steakhouse redrock shrimp on a platter ready to eat. Grilled lemon and butter dipping sauce on the side. Sunlight on the platter.
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A delightful balance of sweet, smoky, and savory flavors, making it a crowd-pleaser for any occasion. These amazing flavors leave your taste buds craving more.

  • Balanced Flavors: The combination of honey, butter, smoked paprika, and spices creates a well-balanced and flavorful marinade for the shrimp. The addition of tomato paste adds depth and richness.
  • Versatility: This recipe can be easily adjusted to suit your taste preferences. You can tweak the spice levels, sweetness, or smokiness to make it perfect for your palate.
  • Quick Marination: With just 30 minutes of marination time, you can infuse the shrimp with a burst of flavors without planning too far in advance.
  • Grilled Perfection: Grilling the shrimp skewers on an outdoor grill adds a smoky and charred flavor to the shrimp, enhancing their overall taste and texture. You can also use a grill pan grilling indoors.

The slightly sweet, smoky, and savory taste gets me reaching for more every time. Enjoy the deliciousness of homemade Longhorn redrock grilled shrimp!

Simple Ingredients

The recipe uses simple and readily available ingredients, making it easy to prepare at home. You won’t need any exotic or hard-to-find items.

ingredients for recipe.
  • Large Shrimp or Jumbo Shrimp: Fresh or frozen, peeled, and deveined shrimp provide a succulent and flavorful base for the dish.
  • Butter (Melted): Melted butter adds richness and a luscious texture to the marinade.
  • Honey: Honey provides a natural sweetness, balancing the savory and spicy elements in the marinade.
  • Smoked Paprika: This spice imparts a smoky and earthy flavor to the marinade, enhancing the overall depth of the dish.
  • Chili Powder or Cayenne Pepper: Depending on your preference, chili powder or cayenne pepper adds heat and a subtle kick to the marinade, elevating the dish’s spiciness.
  • Garlic Powder: Garlic powder contributes a concentrated garlic flavor without the texture of fresh garlic.
  • Tomato Paste: Tomato paste adds richness and a hint of umami to the marinade, enhancing the overall complexity of flavors.
  • Salt: Essential for seasoning, salt enhances the shrimp’s natural flavors and balances the marinade’s sweetness.
  • Black Pepper: Ground black pepper adds a mild heat and complements the other spices, contributing to the overall flavor harmony.
  • Lemon Wedges: Fresh lemon wedges (a squeeze of fresh lemon juice) are served as a garnish and provide a bright and citrusy element, balancing the richness of the grilled shrimp.
  • Wooden Skewers: Soaked in water before use, wooden skewers are used for threading and grilling the marinated shrimp. They provide a convenient and traditional method for skewering. You can also use metal skewers.

See the recipe card for quantities.

How to Make Redrock Grilled Shrimp

The smoky aromas as the shrimp cook are irresistible and make this an amazing recipe. Marinating and grilling shrimp is the easiest way to cook them! See the recipe card for full details.

How to make Longhorn Steakhouse Redrock grilled shrimp step-by-step instructions- shrimp on a plate dry with paper towels.

Pat the shrimp dry before marinating to prevent excess moisture from diluting the flavors of the marinade.

How to make Longhorn Steakhouse Redrock grilled shrimp step-by-step instructions- make the marinade in a bowl.

In a bowl, combine melted butter, honey, smoked paprika, chili powder or cayenne pepper, garlic powder, tomato paste, salt, and black pepper to create the marinade.

How to make Longhorn Steakhouse Redrock grilled shrimp step-by-step instructions- mix the marinade.

Mix to combine.

How to make Longhorn Steakhouse Redrock grilled shrimp step-by-step instructions- add the marinade to a bowl and mix.

Add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the marinade. Toss to coat the shrimp evenly.

How to make Longhorn Steakhouse Redrock grilled shrimp step-by-step instructions- shrimp after marinade.

Cover the bowl and let the shrimp marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.

Skewering the Shrimp: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Thread the marinated shrimp onto the soaked wooden skewers.

How to make Longhorn Steakhouse Redrock grilled shrimp step-by-step instructions- placing shrimp on the grill.

Grilling the Shrimp: Place the skewers on the preheated grill.

How to make Longhorn Steakhouse Redrock grilled shrimp step-by-step instructions- brushing the shrimp with marinade.

Baste the shrimp with any remaining marinade while grilling for added flavor.

You can make this delicious dish in your own kitchen for half the cost. The perfect blend of seasonings offers the best result and makes this an all-time favorite shrimp recipe. Add a squeeze of lemon just before serving, if desired.

grilled longhorn steakhouse redrock shrimp on a platter ready to eat. Grilled lemon and butter dipping sauce on the side. Sunlight on the platter.

Substitutions

Here are some potential substitutions you can consider for certain ingredients in the Red rock Grilled Shrimp recipe. They all provide an equally tasty end result!

  • Shrimp: If you prefer a different type of seafood, you can substitute shrimp with prawns, scallops, or even chunks of firm fish like salmon or swordfish.
  • Butter: If you’re looking for a healthier option or a different flavor profile, you can substitute melted butter with olive oil, avocado oil, or melted coconut oil.
  • Honey: Agave nectar, maple syrup, or even brown sugar can be used as alternatives to honey. Adjust quantities based on your desired level of sweetness.
  • Smoked Paprika: If you don’t have smoked paprika, regular paprika can be used. Alternatively, you can use a combination of regular paprika and a dash of liquid smoke for a similar smoky flavor to the seasoned shrimp. If the spicy flavor is too much simply add less.
grilled longhorn steakhouse redrock shrimp on a platter ready to eat. Grilled lemon and butter dipping sauce on the side. Sunlight on the platter.

Variations

Here are a few variations and creative twists you can explore for the next time you make this delcious meal:

  • Tequila Lime Infusion: Replace a portion of the butter with tequila and add fresh lime juice to the marinade. This variation gives the shrimp a zesty and slightly tangy kick. Serve with a lime wedge on the side.
  • Pesto Perfection: Mix a spoonful of pesto (basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan, and olive oil) to the marinade for a herby and aromatic twist.
  • Citrus Zest: Add a burst of freshness by incorporating citrus zest. Consider adding grated orange or lime juice and zest to the marinade for a vibrant citrus flavor.
  • Herb Infusion: Introduce a medley of fresh herbs to the marinade. Chopped cilantro, parsley, or dill can add a herbal brightness to the dish.

Equipment

How to Store and Reheat

To store grilled shrimp, cool and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 days. When reheating, use the microwave, oven, or stovetop, adding moisture if needed. Ensure the shrimp reach 165°F (74°C).

Top tips for best results

  • Quality Ingredients: Start with high-quality, fresh shrimp. The freshness of the seafood will significantly impact the final flavor and texture of the dish.
  • Dry the Shrimp: Pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel before marinating to prevent excess moisture from diluting the marinade flavors.
  • Marination Time: Allow the shrimp to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This gives the flavors a chance to penetrate the shrimp, resulting in a more flavorful end product.
  • Soak Wooden Skewers: If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before threading the shrimp. This prevents them from burning during grilling.
  • Preheat the Grill: Ensure it is properly preheated before placing the shrimp on it. A hot grill helps sear the shrimp quickly, locking in juices and flavors.
  • Baste During Grilling: Baste the shrimp with the marinade while grilling to add an extra layer of flavor and moisture. Be cautious not to baste too much to avoid flare-ups on the grill.
  • Avoid Overcooking: Shrimp cook quickly, usually in 2-3 minutes per side, depending on their size. Be attentive and avoid overcooking, as this can result in tough and rubbery shrimp.
redrock shrimp on a plate with broccoli, rice, and butter dipping sauce.

FAQs

How to grill shrimp without drying it out?

For juicy and flavorful grilled shrimp without drying them out, start with large, fresh shrimp and marinate them for at least 30 minutes. Preheat the grill to ensure a hot cooking surface. Grill the shrimp for a brief 2-3 minutes per side, allowing them to develop a delightful char without overcooking. Baste the shrimp with the marinade during grilling to enhance moisture and flavor.

What size shrimp is best for grilling?

Large or jumbo shrimp are ideal for grilling as they are less likely to overcook. Consider using shrimp with the shells on for added flavor and moisture.

How do I prevent shrimp from sticking to the grill?

Ensure the grill grates are clean and well-oiled before cooking. Additionally, brushing the shrimp with a bit of oil before grilling can help prevent sticking.

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Longhorn Steakhouse Redrock Grilled Shrimp Recipe

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Longhorn Steakhouse Redrock Grilled Shrimp Recipe features jumbo shrimp marinated in rich, flavorful, sweet, spicy tomato butter. It is finger-licking good and comes together in 30 minutes!

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 46 servings 1x

Ingredients

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For the Marinade:

  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder or cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For Grilling:

  • Wooden skewers (soaked in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning)
  • Lemon wedges for serving
  • Optional: melted garlic butter for serving

Equipment:

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine melted butter, honey, smoked paprika, chili powder or cayenne pepper, garlic powder, tomato paste, salt, and black pepper to create the marinade.
  2. Pat the shrimp dry before marinating to prevent excess moisture from diluting the flavors of the marinade. Add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the marinade. Toss to coat the shrimp evenly.
  3. Cover the bowl and let the shrimp marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  4. Skewering the Shrimp: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Thread the marinated shrimp onto the soaked wooden skewers, ensuring they are evenly distributed.
  5. Grilling the Shrimp: Place the skewers on the preheated grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until the shrimp turns opaque and develops grill marks. Baste the shrimp with any remaining marinade while grilling for added flavor. Be cautious not to overcook the shrimp, as they can become tough.
  6. Serving: Once the shrimp are grilled to perfection, remove them from the skewers and arrange on a serving platter. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the grilled shrimp for a citrus flavor. Serve with your favorite side dishes, such as white rice, vegetables, or a simple salad. Enjoy this wholesome meal!
  • Author: Elena Davis
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5-6 minutes
  • Category: Savory
  • Method: American
  • Cuisine: American

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7 Comments

  1. The best shrimp kabob! Made them for a dinner party! Can’t wait to make them again and again!!






  2. Uh….the melted butter became hard again in the fridge with the marinade so my question is how do you keep the butter liquified for the marinade to go into the fridge for 30 minutes? I managed tho & the result was delicious but this isn’t supposed to happen right?






    1. It is okay for the marinade to get hard like that. It actually cooks better that way. If you like you can use a shallow bowl, or skewer before the fridge. If you don’t like that you can actually leave a room temp for that short of time- just make sure it is in a cool spot away from the sun! Enjoy ❤️