If you’re looking for a delicious, healthy way to eat shrimp, look no further than this smoked shrimp recipe! Not only is it easy to prepare, but it’s also incredibly effective at eliminating the “fishy” taste and smell that some people associate with shrimp. And best of all: it’s packed with protein and a host of other nutrients that will help keep your body running smoothly and efficiently. Now I have a few questions.

Are you in a crunch for time with dinner? Running out of ideas?

 Well, here is an answer to your problems. Garlic Herb Smoked Shrimp, it’s delicious and fairly quick to make, done in 45 minutes. These shrimp are seasoned generously and then tossed in a cast iron with lemon, herbs and garlic just before they are placed on the smoker, the hickory smoke elevates the flavor and you will find yourself making these pretty often.

seasoned shrimp in a cast iron

You can serve these with a simple herb garlic sauce or with a side of buttery grits. I even make them for appetizers whenever we have company.

The list doesn’t stop, they are good with a cocktail sauce, honey mustard or even guacamole, I think at this point they can be served on a taco. For this cook, I kept it very simple and served them by themselves. Yes, they are that good!

Let’s jump into cooking!

seasoned shrimp in a bowl

Garlic Herb Smoked Shrimp

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 ½ lbs Tiger shrimp remove the shells and veins
  • 2-3 Lemons thinly sliced
  • cup Dry white wine
  • 3-4 tbsp Unsalted butter
  • 3-4 spings Rosemary
  • 2 tsp Freshly chopped basil
  • 2 tsp Freshly chopped oregano

Seafood Dry Rub

  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 1 Lemon juiced
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  1. Start off by removing all the shells off your ship and then removing the vein that runs through them. You might be able to get your butcher to do this for you.
  2. Fire up your smoker and set the temp to 275 degrees F. With hickory wood chunks.
  3. Add shrimp to a medium-sized mixing bowl and add the seasoning: Kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and lemon juice ( you can even add Lemon zest). Hand toss until they are nicely coated.
  4. In a 12” cast iron skillet, layer the bottom with lemon slices. Now place the shrimp facing the same direction, form a circle and then work your way to the middle until it forms a spiral. Now add the freshly chopped basil, oregano and rosemary springs.smoking shrimp
  5. Place it on the smoker. Smoke for 20 minutes and then add the white wine and butter.
  6. Let the shrimp smoke for an additional 20 minutes and then check the temperature.
  7. When the shrimp reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Remove from the smoker and squeeze fresh lemon juice over the shrimp. I even added some hot sauce. 
  8. Serve and enjoy with family and friends!


Smoked shrimp is a great appetizer or protein source. It’s quick, easy, and delicious. In no time at all, you’ll have a flavorful appetizer that everyone will love!

Items Used in This Recipe

Hasty Bake Grill

Heat Resistant Gloves

Charcoal Chimney

Kingsford Charcoal

Did you enjoy this smoked shrimp recipe? You’ll love my other seafood recipes in the link below!

Seafood Recipes

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