Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Spicy Grilled Shrimp Recipe

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 8 mins
Total: 23 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
371 Calories
20g Fat
12g Carbs
37g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 371
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 302mg 101%
Sodium 961mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 37g
Calcium 178mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This spicy grilled shrimp recipe is an easy, but impressive, seafood dish. A few hours in the spicy marinade, and these shrimp are ready for the fire. The recipe calls for shell-on shrimp for extra flavor, but these grilled shrimp can be done with peeled ones as well.


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Louisiana hot sauce
  • 1/2 bunch Italian parsley (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced fine)
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds large shrimp (deveined, but unpeeled, sold as "ready to peel")

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil, hot sauce, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, ketchup, cayenne, salt, and black pepper.

  3. Place the shrimp in a large zip-top plastic bag, and pour in the marinade.

  4. Seal and refrigerate for 2 hours. Remove shrimp and drain the marinade.

  5. Skewer the shrimp on the bamboo skewers.

  6. Preheat grill on medium heat.

  7. Grill shrimp for about 3 minutes per side, or until cooked.

  8. Serve hot, warm, or cold. Enjoy!