Easy Grilled Shrimp

When you want a quick, easy dinner, nothing can beat shrimp to the table! The shrimp marinate in a tasty combination of flavors while the grill is preheating. The other dishes in your dinner need to be ready when the grill is, because the shrimp will only take about 4 minutes. Use this grilled shrimp as a main dish, with a side of yellow rice and a green veggie, or use them in yummy shrimp tacos, inside corn tortillas with your favorite toppings.

1
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®)

  • ¼ teaspoon white sugar

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • salt to taste

  • 1 pound shrimp, shelled and deveined

Directions

  1. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, seafood seasoning, sugar, cayenne, and salt in a small bowl; stir until marinade is well mixed.

  2. Thread shrimp on metal skewers and pat dry. Brush with marinade and refrigerate.

  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  4. Cook shrimp on the hot grill until the edges begin to turn white, 1 to 2 minutes. Turn and continue grilling until shrimp is white and no longer translucent, 1 to 2 minutes longer. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

152 Calories
8g Fat
1g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 152
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 373mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 171mg 4%

* 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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