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Easy Grilled Shrimp

Easy Grilled Shrimp

This Easy Grilled Shrimp recipe is the perfect appetizer for your next backyard BBQ!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Grilled Shrimp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 225 kcal


  • 2 pounds large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 large cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • juice from 1 large lemon at least 1 tablespoon
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped


  1. Light a charcoal barbecue or heat a gas grill. Lightly oil the grate.
  2. In a small bowl, smash the cloves of garlic with the kosher salt. Add the cayenne pepper and paprika, then add the lemon juice. Stir in the olive oil and mix the ingredients until you have a paste
  3. Toss the cleaned shrimp with the garlic pepper paste - make sure all the shrimp are evenly coated.
  4. Grill the shrimp until they are just cooked through, a couple of minutes on each side.
  5. Sprinkle them with the chopped parsley and serve hot with lemon wedges.