The trick to making delicious grilled shrimp is to create a marinade using oil and seasonings and marinate it overnight. Marinating shrimp for more than 2 hours will “cook” your shrimp if the marinade has an acidic ingredient in it such as vinegar, lime or lemon juice. Using oil and seasonings, you’ll be able to marinade the shrimp for two hours or even overnight to give it a really delicious flavor.

Serves: 4-6


  • 2 lbs. shrimp (shelled or not shelled)
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1/2 tablespoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less to your taste)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • lemon wedges to garnish


  1. Mix together dry seasonings (salt, paprika, cayenne pepper), add in the olive oil, ketchup and garlic
  2. Rinse and drain shrimp. Pat shrimp dry with paper towels. Place shrimp in a large freezer bag, pour marinade over the top and marinate overnight.
  3. Preheat a grill pan on medium-high. Spray the pan with non-stick spray.
  4. Remove shrimp from the bag with a slotted spoon and put into the heated pan in a single layer. Sear shrimp for about 3-5 minutes, gently stirring the shrimp until no longer pink.
  5. Alternative cooking method: Preheat oven to 450. Place shrimp in a single layer of a shallow baking pan, bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Serve shrimp warm with lemon wedges or over rice.
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