Grilled shrimp, coated in a delicious spicy sauce, are ready fast. They are healthy fast food – they are ready so quickly and they are so easy to make.
These grilled shrimp are healthy, easy to make, and delicious. I make them often in the summer. And thanks to my George Foreman grill, I also make them when it’s rainy outside!
How long does it take to grill shrimp?
Making these spicy grilled shrimp couldn’t possibly be easier. Simply coat the shrimp with an easy sauce and grill 2-3 minutes per side.
You can cook these grilled shrimp on an outdoor grill, on an indoor George Foreman type grill, or on a grill pan. Whatever works for you.
Whenever I make this recipe, I’m reminded that “fast food” does not have to equal “junk food!” Shrimp is healthy fast food. I always have a few bags of frozen shrimp in my freezer.
Even if I forget to defrost them the night before, I can quickly defrost them by placing them in a large bowl, filling it with cool water, and replacing the water a few times.
Since shrimp are so small and delicate, your top priority as a cook is to avoid overcooking them. Obviously, you want them fully cooked. But do take them off the grill the moment they’re no longer translucent.
What is the best seasoning for grilled shrimp?
I like to season them with olive oil, lemon juice, chili powder, and cayenne pepper.
How to serve grilled shrimp?
What about leftovers?
You can keep leftover grilled shrimp in the fridge, in a sealed container, for up to 3 days. I like to scatter them cold on top of a salad for my lunch the next day.
More shrimp recipes you might enjoy
Do you like shrimp? Then you should check out my shrimp recipes! If you prefer to cook shrimp in your oven, try this easy recipe for delicious baked shrimp. And here’s a great recipe for shrimp scampi – it’s so tasty and it’s ready super fast.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 1/2 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
- Heat grill to medium-high.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, chili powder, kosher salt and cayenne.
- Add the shrimp and toss to coat.
- Thread the shrimp on skewers to make turning them easier.
- Grill the shrimp 2-3 minutes on each side, or until opaque. If using a dual contact grill, 5 minutes total should do it. Serve immediately.