Shrimp are the perfect BBQ appetizer. For this lemon-pepper-garlic shrimp, we decided to grill it on an Alder plank for extra smoke flavor. Alder has a delicate smoke flavor that pairs especially well with white fish and vegetables, so we decided it was the right fit for our lemon-pepper shrimp.

Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 as an appetizer


  • Alder Grilling Plank
  • 1/2 lb. Shrimp (approximately 12-15)
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter, melted
  • 1 Lemon, sliced
  • Fresh Thyme, chopped
  • Salt & Ground Pepper
  • Peppercorn

Chef's Tip

For extra lemon flavor,
squeeze some lemon juice
into the shrimp/butter mixture.


  1. Soak the Alder plank in hot water for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill to 400°F.
  3. Mix shrimp, butter, thyme, peppercorn and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place lemon slices on plank and add shrimp.
  5. Add to grill and close the grill lid, cooking for 10-12 minutes (or until desired doneness).
  6. When done, remove from grill and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
  7. Enjoy!

Featured Product in this Recipe:

Alder Grilling Planks
Delicate smoke flavor for white fish, vegetables and chicken