Easy Grilled Shrimp

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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.


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®)
  • ¼ teaspoon white sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1 pound shrimp, shelled and deveined


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

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

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

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.

Prep time: 20 mins / Cooking time: 5 mins / Total time: 25 mins

Serving: 4 / Yield: 4 servings

Calories: 151.6

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