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Outback Shrimp On The Barbie Recipe (Copycat)

Outback Shrimp On The Barbie Recipe (Copycat)

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Soaked in a tangy and flavorful shrimp marinade, our Outback shrimp on the barbie with homemade creamy remoulade sauce is delish enough for a backyard cookout. This grilled seafood is a buttery staple that’s incredibly easy to prepare. Baste your shrimp with a flavor-packed shrimp marinade before grilling and you’ll be enjoying smoky juicy shrimp in no time. 

Fire up that grill and get grillin’ with this copycat recipe. Our Outback grilled shrimp on the barbie will surely be the star of your next seafood backyard party. If you love your seafood with a bit of heat, add this sriracha grilled shrimp recipe to your list. And if you’re crazy about barbecues, we suggest you get yourself the best pellet grill for easy and convenient cooking of your favorite grilled recipes.

Grilling the Outback Shrimp On The Barbie Recipe (Copycat)

Tips in Making Outback Shrimp on the Barbie

Keep these in mind for a couple of tips that can be handy when making your Outback shrimp on the barbie:

  • Use fresh raw shrimp if available. You can also use frozen shrimp, just make sure to thaw them before using them in this recipe.
  • Use large or jumbo shrimp. It works best with this recipe because shrimp tends to shrink up a lot once cooked. They can also handle the heat more than the small ones and are easier to cook with tongs and less likely to slip through the gaps of the grill.
  • Do not marinate shrimp longer than 15 to 30 minutes. We marinate it briefly like in this recipe because they turn mushy when left in the marinade for a long time.
  • Do not overcook the shrimp. Make sure to take your skewers off the grill once they turn pink because they turn tough and rubbery once overcooked. Remember to watch the grill because shrimp cooks really fast.
  • If you want juicier shrimp, grill them close together. And if you prefer charred and crispy shrimp, simply space out the skewers.
  • Use our creamy remoulade sauce as a dip for your meaty crab cake or pour it over some grilled salmon kebabs.
  • Serve your leftover grilled shrimp over a zesty italian salad.

Our Outback shrimp on the barbie serves deliciously grilled juicy shrimp with a creamy homemade remoulade sauce on the side. Try this easy grilled shrimp recipe that you can make in under an hour.

Prep: 10 mins
Chill Time: 30 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 45 mins


For Remoulade Sauce:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard, ground
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • tsp grain mustard
  • 1 tsp celery, diced
  • 1 tsp yellow onion, minced
  • 1 tsp green bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ tsp fresh parsley, minced
  • ¼ tsp red wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • tsp black pepper, ground
  • tsp cayenne pepper, ground
  • tsp salt

For Shrimp Seasoning:

  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper, ground
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp coriander, ground
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice

For Shrimps-on-the-Barbie:

  • 1 lb large shrimps, deveined, shell-on, and tails-on
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice, or lime juice
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted

To Serve:

  • 4 lime wedges
  • 5 oz baked potato
  • ½ tsp parsley, chopped


  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat and grease with cooking spray.
  2. Mix all the remoulade ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine all the shrimp seasonings in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Thread the shrimp on the skewers and place it on a baking sheet.
  5. Combine melted butter & lemon juice together, then brush on both sides of the skewered shrimps. Allow to marinate briefly for about 5 minutes.
  6. Season the shrimps generously with the prepared seasoning on all sides. Place these onto your hot grill.
  7. Grill for about 2 to 3 minutes on both sides, until shrimps turn pink and lightly charred.
  8. Remove the shrimp from the grill and slide them off the skewers onto a plate.
  9. Garnish with parsley. Serve the shrimp hot with a side of with your homemade remoulade sauce, together with baked potato and lime wedges.


  • Sugar: 1g
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  • Calcium: 152mg
  • Calories: 320kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 238mg
  • Fat: 36g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 258mg
  • Protein: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 1576mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 389IU
  • Vitamin C: 11mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

What does shrimp on the barbie mean?

The catchphrase “shrimp on the barbie” started when Paul Hogan said he’d “slip an extra shrimp on the barbie for you” on an Australian tourism ad in the 1980s. It means ‘to cook a shrimp on a barbecue.’ ‘Barbie’ is actually Australian slang for barbecue and Aussies are the masters of barbecuing from seafood to steak. They are ready to put another shrimp on the barbie whenever there’s an occasion or on an ordinary weeknight.

Do you grill shrimp with the shell on or off?

In this recipe, we’re using deveined shrimp with the shell and tail on. Buying deveined and peeled shrimp would make cooking a lot easier for you but it can be expensive. But the real reason why we prefer buying it shell-on is that it gives us juicier, tastier, and moist shrimp pieces once grilled.

What other sides can I serve with Outback shrimp on the barbie?

Grilled shrimp is the perfect summer appetizer so it goes best with summer salads. You can pair it with a healthy pear green salad then a Mexican fruit salad for dessert. For a heavier bite, serve it with a colorful pasta salad which is amazing with grilled food.

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If you’re looking for a tasty grilled meal for your backyard parties—summer or not, our Outback shrimp on the barbie is the perfect recipe for you. Serve it with a freshly made remoulade sauce to complement your smoky, buttery shrimp.
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