10 Spicy Grilled Shrimp Recipes That Are Easy To Make

Seafood fans are in luck – there are so many delicious ways that you can make a great meal from spicy grilled shrimp! If this is one of your favorite foods, then doubtless you’re looking for more ways that you can use it. Well, great news, as here you’ll find 10 of the very best recipes for spicy grilled shrimp!

10 Spicy Grilled Shrimp Recipes That Are Easy To Make

Spicy Garlic Lime Shrimp Pineapple Skewers

One of the great things about seafood is how well it often goes with lighter and fruitier flavors. This recipe shows exactly that, combining delicious spicy shrimp with lime juice for a fruity tang.

Of course, the real attraction here is the sliced pineapple, freshly cut from the fruit. You’ll grill it on skewers with the salmon – when it’s done, you’ve got a delicious combination of shrimp and pineapple that tastes so delicious, and still so light and fruity!

Spicy Grilled Shrimp With Cucumber Cilantro Rice

These spicy grilled shrimp are the star of the show here, of course – with the delicious marinade of honey, chili sauce, lemon juice, onion, cilantro, garlic, and ancho chili, how could they not be!

However, the supporting act, the great tasting cilantro cucumber rice, is the real hero here – it’s a great tasting way to serve rice, and is full of delicious flavor. The two combine perfectly, making great accompaniments to each other.

You’ll absolutely love this recipe if you have a taste for cilantro – but if you’re making it for others, be sure that they can eat cilantro at all. Some people can’t stand it at all, no matter how it’s used. There’s something genetic that causes some people to taste soap when they eat cilantro, and there’s nothing that you can do to change that.

Orange Chili Grilled Shrimp

More fruity flavors here, with this deliciously fruity and spicy recipe for orange chili grilled shrimp. You’ll make a mildly spicy orange chili sauce – well, that depends on your definition of mildly spicy, actually!

You’ll use just one red chili – so if you’re a fan of spicy food, you might want to at least keep some, if not all of the seeds in the mix to get the most heat.

If not, then leave them out altogether! You can make the orange chili sauce with either water or freshly squeezed orange juice – the latter of which will obviously add even more orange flavoring than the 2 spoons of orange zest already do!

Spicy Lime Grilled Shrimp

This recipe for spicy lime grilled shrimp could barely be easier! If you’re using a premade Cajun seasoning, then you only need 3 other ingredients – a lime (or lime juice), vegetable oil, and a pound of shrimp!

You can use whichever brand of Cajun seasoning you like – or of course, your own recipe if you have one. You’ll spend very little time making this simple recipe – 5 minutes preparing, and around 5 minutes cooking.

Add 20 minutes time in between to marinate, and you’re done in half an hour – and with only 4 ingredients, you’ll barely have lifted a finger.

Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Quinoa Salad

So delicious, and so full of protein, this dish will fill 4 people right up, and is so good for you! It’s full of deep, rich flavors, thanks to the ground cumin, smoked paprika, hot pepper sauce, and garlic – not to mention the extra spice from the 2 teaspoons of chili powder!

Add a fruity tang from the quarter cup of fresh lime juice, and you’ve already got a delicious set of flavors. Of course, it doesn’t end there, meaning that you’ll need to allow around half an hour to prepare this dish – of course, while you’re preparing one part of the meal, the shrimp will be marinating in a delicious sauce that you made earlier.

Once your prep is done, though, just 2 minutes per side until they’re cooked!

Grilled Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Seafood fans love a good shrimp taco, so this recipe for tacos with grilled spicy shrimp is sure to be a real treat! You’ll absolutely love how sweet and spicy the pepper sauce you make is – with enchiladas, japoalenos, and a decent amount of honey and lime juice too.

Marinate the shrimp in lime juice, olive oil, chili powder, and mayonnaise for at least an hour to let those delicious flavors really soak in. Prepare an enchilada sauce, a red slaw, and heat some tortillas, and you’re almost there. Grill the shrimp, and serve in a warm tortilla with sauce and slaw – a real treat!

Spicy Garlic Shrimp Skewers

These deliciously spicy shrimp skewers with hints of garlic are so delicious, and so easy and quick to make! You’ll love the sweet tang of lemon juice combined with rich soy sauce, deliciously sweet honey, and those all-important red chilis that give this delicious treat that final kick!

There’s only a very small marinating time of around 20 minutes, and then your meat is pretty much ready for the grill – just a few minutes per side until the shrimp is cooked to perfection.

Serve with some lemon wedges for a light, fruity accompaniment to this fantastic dish. This recipe will make enough for 4 servings – of course, adjust amounts if you need more or less!

Spicy Grilled Shrimp With Yuzu Kosho Pesto

If you’ve never heard of yuzu, then you’re in for a treat with this delicious recipe! It’s a citrus fruit that’s native to East Asia, and is an extremely common ingredient in Japanese cuisine. It’s not often eaten as a fruit on its own, but is used as a key ingredient in so many dishes.

Or, rather a product made from it is – yuzu kosho, which combines the zest of the yuzu fruit with hot chiles, to make a condiment that’s a great addition to many Japanese meals. The lemongrass and ginger add a lightness with a hint of warmth too – and, of course, you can’t forget about the delicious jumbo shrimp!

Spicy Grilled Shrimp With Feta Dipping Sauce

This is a fantastic way to make delicious spicy shrimp! You’ll love the simple yet tasty marinade for your shrimp – and the 5 minute time for marination means that you’re going to be ready to cook before you know it! You’ll love the spices on offer here – paprika, ground pepper, and good old cayenne pepper, combining to make a delicious blend of spices.

The tangy spice of the shrimp marinade is balanced by the delicious mixture of Greek yogurt and feta cheese. They make for a fantastically creamy addition to this already great tasting meal!

Grilled Shrimp With Pesto

This recipe is so much fun to make, as not only will you end up with a delicious meal, but you’ll also learn how to make a fantastic pesto!

You’ll need a healthy amount of basil for this pesto (one whole cup), as well as some delicious grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, walnuts, garlic, salt, olive oil, and a quarter-teaspoon of red pepper flakes for a little bit of spice.


So many great ways to eat spicy grilled shrimp – how many of them are you itching to try right away? Why not try them all out – after all, they’re all absolutely delicious!

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