Buffalo Shrimp Skewers

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Buffalo Shrimp Skewers

This irresistible Buffalo Shrimp Skewers recipe is loaded with buffalo hot sauce flavor and topped with creamy blue cheese crumbles.  You can dip them in your favorite blue cheese dressing for the best way to make Grilled Buffalo Shrimp at home.

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I love cooking healthy shrimp recipes at home.  Shrimp cook fast, are crazy easy to make and taste absolutely delicious.  Plus they are easy to keep in the freezer for a fast weekday or weekend meal.  I probably make some sort of shrimp recipe for the family (YES! The twins love shrimp too) every week or two.

I try to mix up my recipes so no one gets bored and wanted something new for summer.  That’s where this irresistible Buffalo Shrimp Skewers came from!  My attempts to keep shrimp night interesting were a total victory with another simple to make a meal that everyone loves.

These Grilled Buffalo Shrimp are coated in buffalo sauce, simply grilled and sprinkled with creamy blue cheese and crisp green onions.  I dip mine in my favorite Blue Cheese Dressing for a flavor explosion you’ll try again and again.

Grilled Buffalo Shrimp topped with blue cheese and green onion.

Buffalo Shrimp Skewers

These Buffalo Shrimp Skewers are special because they are made with only 4 ingredients and come together in less than 15 minutes.  With two toddlers running around my dinners NEED to be that fast and simple. I’m sure you feel the same way.

They are just spicy enough with a marinade of hot sauce and a creamy Blue Cheese Dressing dip adds a lot of flavor without a lot of work.

You are honestly going to wonder why you haven’t been making these gorgeous shrimp for years!  They work great as a main course or even a wonderful appetizer or snack.

wooden skewers with shrimp.

Grilled Buffalo Shrimp

These Grilled Buffalo Shrimp can be easily made outside on your grill, on an indoor grill OR you can pop them on a sheet pan and cook them in the oven.  In summer though you can’t beat healthy grilled shrimp and cooking outside.

I like the way they look on the skewers but if you are short on time you could easily cook the Buffalo Shrimp Skewers in a grill basket.

Close up of Buffalo Shrimp.

Ingredients in the spicy shrimp…

This spicy shrimp recipe is SO simple.  Here’s what you need.

  • Raw Shrimp: Use large or jumbo shrimp for the best results.
  • Frank’s Buffalo Sauce: I love the flavor of THIS hot sauce for this recipe.  It’s not TOO hot and has lots of flavors.
  • Blue Cheese Crumbles: The blue cheese crumbles is the perfect creamy topping for the shrimp.
  • Green Onions: I love adding a touch of green onion for texture, flavor, and color.

Use your favorite Blue Cheese Dressing as a dip for your Buffalo Shrimp Skewers.

I like the buy frozen shrimp and thaw them when I’m ready to cook them.  Unless the shrimp you are buying says “fresh, never frozen” the shrimp at the seafood counter is often the same stuff that comes frozen in the bags.  If you happen to find “fresh, never frozen” shrimp BUY them!  They are always more delicious.  They are hard to find if you don’t live near the coast.


How do you make Grilled Buffalo Shrimp?

  1. Put your grilled buffalo shrimp in a ziplock bag and use Frank’s Hot Sauce as a marinade.
  2. While that is marinating, soak your skewers in water.  That keeps the wooden kind from catching on fire.
  3. Skewer your shrimp carefully.
  4. Heat your grill to medium heat.
  5. Cook the shrimp for 2-4 minutes on each side.  The shrimp are done when they start to turn pink and just start to curl.
  6. Put the shrimp on a plate and brush with extra hot sauce.
  7. Top with blue cheese crumbles and green onions.
  8. Serve with your favorite blue cheese dip.


Alternative Cooking Methods

  • Cook the Buffalo Shrimp Skewers on an indoor grill by turning the heat to medium and cook for 2-4 minutes on each side.
  • Cook the shrimp on a sheet pan by turning the oven to 400.  Cook the shrimp for 4-6 minutes.
  • Skip the skewers and cook the shrimp in a grill basket or on a sheet pan.


What’s the best way to grill shrimp?

The best way to grill shrimp is to heat your grill to medium.  Once it’s warm grill the shrimp for just 2-4 minutes on each side, flipping once.  The shrimp will cook very fast.


How do you not overcook shrimp?

Shrimp overcook really easy!  Stay with them because they only need to be cooked for a few minutes on each side.  The shrimp will be done when they start to turn pink and JUST start to curl.  The best-cooked shrimp are caught before they curl up too much.  Remember they will keep cooking once you pull them off the grill, so often it’s best to pull them off sooner than later.

Shrimp on a white plate with celery and carrots.

Serve Buffalo Shrimp Skewers with:

I like serving the shrimp with celery and carrots like traditional Buffalo Wings but you could also try it with these delicious side dishes.


This really is the BEST Grilled Buffalo Shrimp.  The flavors are perfect and it comes together in a flash.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.



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Buffalo Shrimp Skewers recipe

This irresistible Buffalo Shrimp Skewers recipe is loaded with buffalo hot sauce flavor and topped with creamy blue cheese crumbles.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 128 kcal


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup Frank's Buffalo Hot Sauce, divided
  • 2 tablespoons blue cheese crumbles
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • salt and pepper


  • Put the shrimp and half of the hot sauce in a ziplock bag. Make the the shrimp are all covered. Put in the fridge and marinate for 15 minutes. If you are using wooden skewers, soak them in water while the shrimp are in the fridge.
  • Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  • Pull the shrimp out of the bag and thread them onto the skewers. Sprinkle the skewers with salt and pepper.
  • Grill the shrimp 2-3 minutes on each side. They are done when they just start to curl and turn pink. Don't overcook them!
  • Brush the shrimp with the extra hot sauce and put them on a plate. Top with the blue cheese and green onions.


If you don't want to mess with the skewers you could easily cook these in a grilling basket.  They'd taste the same but be a little less fun.


Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 24gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 288mgSodium: 1851mgPotassium: 116mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 87IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 187mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Buffalo Shrimp Skewers recipe, Grilled Buffalo Shrimp
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By | 2020-07-03T14:12:26-04:00 July 13th, 2020|Dinner, Fish & Seafood, Food, Pescatarian Meals|24 Comments


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  2. Lathiya July 20, 2020 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    The buffalo shrimp skewers are amazing and perfect for BBQ. I loved how you gave the tips to not to overcook shrimp.

  3. Ramona July 20, 2020 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Yummm, i love shrimp and this looks so delicious. I really wanted to make something with shrimp and it looks like this is the perfect recipe to try out! Thank you for sharing this.

  4. April July 20, 2020 at 11:56 am - Reply

    5 stars
    What a creative way to use up some shrimp! Definitely adding this to my dinner plan this week! I can’t wait to try it!

  5. Georgina @ Culinary Travels July 20, 2020 at 9:10 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I love shrimp. I love blue cheese. I love hot sauce. All three of them together is bound to be an amazing flavour bomb! I will be making this soon.

  6. Beth July 19, 2020 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    It’s great to have a simple yet tasty recipe like this – it looks so fancy with the skewered shrimp you could enjoy it at home or at a party (when we can have parties again).

  7. Jen | Jen's Food Lab July 19, 2020 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Wooo, I love shrimp! This seems like an awesome flavor and perfect for some summer grilling. Love this!

  8. Sapna July 19, 2020 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Grilled salad are such a perfect treat for summers. This one looks so flavorful

  9. Kushigalu July 19, 2020 at 7:13 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Love buffalo hot sauce and shrimp. This sounds like amazing combo. Trying this recipe soon

  10. Gail Montero July 18, 2020 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Love that you added many options on how to cook these tasty buffalo shrimp skewers! Certainly, a must-make for summer!

  11. Sondra Barker July 18, 2020 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    These look delicious! The flavors sound so amazing, so perfect for a summer party

  12. Jacqueline Debono July 18, 2020 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    These shrimp skewers look so so good. The idea of adding blue cheese is genius!

  13. Marta July 17, 2020 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    These buffalo shrimp were the perfect entree for our dinner last night. My family is a huge fan of buffalo wings, but I get bored of them after a while. This a nice change of pace.

  14. Amy Liu Dong July 17, 2020 at 11:41 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Wow! Such a masterpiece of recipe, I love how you make this shrimp recipe to be so enticing and tempting. From the looks, it will make you crave for it. As my saying goes “When I SEA FOOD, I’m hungry”.

  15. Sarah James July 17, 2020 at 10:27 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I love your Buffalo version of grilled shrimp, Frank’s Hot Sauce is one of our favourite sauces. Can’t wait to try.

  16. Stine Mari July 17, 2020 at 3:25 am - Reply

    5 stars
    These buffalo shrimp skewers are such a perfect summer dish. I love everything with buffalo hot sauce on it!

  17. Maria July 16, 2020 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Such a simple yet flavorful weeknight meal!! My family loves shrimp and will love this recipe!

  18. Melodie July 16, 2020 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Made these tonight and So Good! Easy, quick and delicious. Definitely will be making again.

  19. Lesli Schwartz July 16, 2020 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    These are so perfect for summer grilling! I just love shrimp kebabs and this sauce, wow!

  20. Colleen July 16, 2020 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    We love grilling shrimp and now we have a new way to do it. What a great idea to use buffalo sauce. Will be making these soon!

  21. Taleen | Just As Tasty July 15, 2020 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I love grilled shrimp skewers, and you have totally taken these to the next level with buffalo sauce! YUM! Can’t wait to try.

  22. Emily July 15, 2020 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Grilled shrimp is one of my fave summer weeknight meals and this buffalo version is so flavorful and delicious!

  23. 5 stars
    These are fabulous!!! I just love the flavor, can’t wait to make them again, perfect for summer grilling!!!

  24. Deborah Brooks July 13, 2020 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    WE make grilled shrimp at least once a week around here. This looks like another easy way to enjoy it thanks and can’t wait to try

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