Grilled Shrimp & Scallops – Quick and Easy

Shrimp and Scallops on Grill

This Memorial Day, after some family time out on the water, we made a last minute decision to grill some shrimp and scallops. When you don’t have a lot of prep time, you can still make some delicious seafood. Just, break out a little Knox Yummy Chicken Rub. Yep….chicken rub.

With ingredients such as sea salt, onion, garlic, black pepper, brown sugar, thyme, chili pepper, sage, oregano, basil and rosemary Knox Yummy Chicken Rub makes an excellent all around, general-purpose seasoning.

Knox Yummy Chicken Dry Rub

My kids like the shrimp on a skewer, so if you are going to grill and don’t want your wood skewers to burn up, then soak them in water for about 30 minutes. Simply, take a baking pan with an inch lip or more, place 1/2 inch water in the pan and let your skewers soak.

Skewers Soaking in Water

Skewer your seafood (on this Memorial Day, we selected scallops and shrimps), then generously apply some Knox Chicken Rub.

Shrimp Seasoned

To get the grill ready I like to cover the grates in aluminum foil. Then, after heating your grill, turn down to medium heat. Apply a little olive oil to the foil and place your seafood skewers on the foil. The foil prevents the shrimp and scallops from sticking to the grill grates.

Shrimp and Scallops on Grill

Total cook time will be 12 minutes or less. Turn the skewers every 2 /12 to 3 minutes. You will see the color change of the seafood as it is ready to remove from the grill. For this cook out, we also grilled some corn on the cob. If you go this direction, make sure you grill the corn first. It takes a little longer than the shrimp and will remain nice and hot while the shrimp is cooking as long as you grill it in the husk.


So, next Memorial Day, if you find yourself spending some time with the kids out on the water in an old (very old) fishing boat and then later find yourself needing to cook, consider some grilled shrimp and scallops.

You can find Knox Yummy Chicken Rub and other BBQ Rubs at

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