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Firecracker Grilled Shrimp
Appetizers & Small Plates, Main Courses
Date: September 16, 2013

Quick and easy on the grill. Nice kick that doesn't knock you over, but lingers just long enough.

  • 1 lb. fresh large shrimp, peeled (except for the t
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
Preparation Steps:
  1. In bottom of medium shallow bowl mash salt into garlic with the back of a spoon to make a paste. Add paprika, cayenne, oil and lime juice. Stir until combined and thick.
  2. Add paprika, cayenne, olive oil and lime juice. Stir until combined and thick.
  3. Thread shrimp horizontally onto wooden skewers. Do not crowd,
  4. Smear spice mix onto both sides of shrimp on skewers.
  5. Grill on hot grill 2 -3 minutes per side.
The shrimp cook hot and fast. Keep an eye on them and do not overcook. Because of the quick cooking time it is not necessary to soak the wooden skewers prior to grilling. Pairs well with Pineapple Jicama Salad.