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