Grilled Buffalo Shrimp with Zesty Ranch
Who else loves food dipped in buffalo sauce? Come on, I know you love it! Buffalo wings and now the grilled buffalo shrimp are the best. They all have that kick of cayenne pepper with a nice, refreshing Zesty ranch on the side. If you love buffalo then you will love my Grilled Buffalo Shrimp […]

Who else loves food dipped in buffalo sauce? Come on, I know you love it! Buffalo wings and now the grilled buffalo shrimp are the best. They all have that kick of cayenne pepper with a nice, refreshing Zesty ranch on the side. If you love buffalo then you will love my Grilled Buffalo Shrimp with Zesty Ranch recipe.

The great white buffalo ... shrimps

We start with the most elusive animal of all: the great white buffalo shrimp. Just kidding, we're just going to use normal shrimp for this grilled buffalo shrimp recipe. But, it would be epic to do it with huge shrimp.

Season these shrimps with Salt, pepper and garlic then skewer them onto the flexible skewers. It's new gear for me so I wanted to try it out! They can hold a ton of food, but feel free to use regular skewers to make things easier.

Grill the shrimp for just 1.5 minutes per side so they don't overcook them, then add them to a bowl so we toss them in the Buffalo sauce.

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zested ranch grilled buffalo shrimp

Buffalo sauce

Speaking of this amazing buffalo sauce, we're going to be simmering it along with the shrimp! The recipe isn't too complicated for you to feel free to dress it up more if you wish. Just melted butter, hot Cayenne sauce, white vinegar, Worcestershire, and honey cooked together until thickened.

Once the sauce is thick, we'll pour it into the bowl of grilled Buffalo shrimp and mix it up. Make sure you coat it evenly! I would also add the two part buffalo sauce so that you get a nice layer.

The infamous grilled buffalo shrimp with tangy ranch

The last piece of this puzzle is the Zesty Ranch. Mix all the ingredients in this simple recipe before grilling or just before eating. No matter what time of day you do it, just be sure to place it in the fridge when you're done.

Serve these grilled buffalo shrimp with a side of Zesty Ranch and get ready to have the mind blown. Enjoy this simple recipe with family, friends and more. Cheers!

zested ranch grilled buffalo shrimp

Who else loves food dipped in buffalo sauce? If this is true, you will love my Zesty Ranch Grilled Buffalo Shrimp Recipe.

Classes: Main course

Cooked: American

Keyword: Spicy Ranch Grilled Buffalo Shrimp

Portions: 2 people

Author: Derek wolf


  • 1.5 Kg shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Buffalo Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1.5 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon from Worcestershire
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Zesty ranch:

  • 3 tablespoon sour cream
  • 3 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon buttermilk
  • 1 lemon hurry
  • 2 teaspoon parsley finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoon dill finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  1. In a bowl, add the shrimp, canola oil, salt, pepper and garlic. Mix well then add to your skewers. Also mix the ingredients of Zesty Ranch and place them in the refrigerator.

  2. Preheat your heat / grill for direct cooking to medium high heat (around 375F).

  3. Add barbecue sauce / basting pan to preheat for 2 minutes. Add your butter and let it melt. Then add the rest of the ingredients for the buffalo sauce and simmer 2-3 minutes. Make sure to stir every now and then. When the sauce has thickened (about 5 minutes), remove it to a cooler side of the grill to keep warm.

  4. Add your shrimp to the grill and cook for about 1.5 minutes per side until nicely browned. When finished, remove them from the skewers and place them in a bowl. Add the buffalo sauce to the bowl and mix / mix.

  5. Serve the shrimp immediately with the side of Zesty Ranch. Enjoy!

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