Quick & Easy Grilled Shrimp appetizers 

Don't let the simplicity of these easy grilled shrimp appetizers fool you.

It's one of those unique flavor combinations that really catches you by surprise when you first taste them.

cold shrimp appetizers

Make the olive tapenade ahead if you want to save some time. 

These appetizers are great served on toasted baguette slices or melba toast crackers from the grocery store.

Simply spread a little tapenade on a cracker and top with a grilled shrimp and serve. 

› Quick & Easy Shrimp Appetizers

Serves: 6 - 8

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Direct Heat: 575F - 600F

What you'll need:

  • 24 uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined (31 - 40 size)
  • 24 thin slices of toasted baguette (or 24 melba toast crackers)
  • 6 bamboo skewers (soaked in cold water 1/2 hour before use)

For the tapenade:

  • 1 1/4 cup chopped olives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped capers
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • pepper to taste

olive tapenade for appetizers

Step 1:
Chop the olives, capers, fresh cilantro and garlic cloves and place them in a small glass bowl.

Add the crumbled feta, lemon juice and a little black pepper to taste.

Stir well to combine, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

quick grilled shrimp appetizers

Step 2:
Preheat the grill to 575F - 600F.

Thread 4 raw peeled shrimp on each water-soaked bamboo skewer.

When the grills reached cooking temperature place the shrimp on the grates.

Cook about 4 minutes, turning once mid-way through the cooking time.

easy appetizers

Step 3:
Place a spoonful of the olive tapenade on each toasted baguette slice or melba toast cracker.

You can toast the baguette slices on your grill (quickly) or on a baking sheet in your oven.

easy olive and shrimp appetizers

Place 1 grilled shrimp on top of the tapenade on each cracker.

Serve immediately.


grilled shrimp on tapenade

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