Spicy Grilled Shrimp Skewers (Recipe)

This grilled shrimp recipe is the perfect BBQ appetizer to kick start your barbecue. Spicy and sweet, it’ll have your guests coming back for more every time.

spicy shrimp skewers recipe

I originally saw this recipe with a good deal of Thai chili in it. I love spicy food, but that was even a bit too much for my tastes. So I’ve tweaked this recipe and swapped in regular red chili.

Adjust for your personal tastes though, and even consider removing the chili altogether if you’re not a spice fan.

Got a BBQ smoker? Learn how to smoke shrimp with our easy recipe.

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BBQ Grilled Shrimp Skewers

This grilled shrimp recipe is the perfect appetizer to kick start your barbecue. Spicy and sweet, it'll have your guests coming back for more every time!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine BBQ
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Marinating time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Wood/Metal Skewers

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 4 oz red chilies
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

For the rub:

Instructions

  • Combine all rub ingredients thoroughly in a small bowl. Once combined, set to one side.
  • Place all other ingredients except the shrimp in a blender or food processor. Pulse several times until you achieve a textured paste.
  • Put the shrimp in a large bowl and add the chili-garlic paste. Cover with film and transfer to refrigerator. Allow to marinate for at least an hour prior to grilling.
  • Heat up grill to 450°F/230°C.
  • While grill heats up, remove shrimp from refrigerator and assemble onto skewers.
  • Apply generous amount of paprika rub across all surfaces of the shrimp skewers. Transfer to grill and cook shrimp for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until shrimp is firm to touch and pink in color.

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