Spicy Grilled Shrimp


This grilled shrimp recipe is fast and easy to prepare and destined to be the hit of any barbeque. And, weather not permitting, the shrimp cook up great under the broiler, too.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 large clove garlic

  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 8 wedges lemon, for garnish


  1. Preheat a grill for medium heat.

  2. Crush garlic and salt together in a small bowl with a fork. Mix in paprika and cayenne. Stir in olive oil and lemon juice to form a paste.

  3. Combine garlic paste and shrimp in a large bowl and toss until shrimp are evenly coated.

  4. Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill shrimp until opaque, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a serving dish, garnish with lemon wedges, and serve.

    close up view of grilled shrimp with herbs on top, on a plate

Editor's Note:

If you don't have coarse salt, use 1 teaspoon table salt instead.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

164 Calories
6g Fat
3g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 164
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 230mg 77%
Sodium 586mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 18mg 90%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 259mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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