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Grilled Garlic and Black Pepper Shrimp Recipe

Sarah Cunningham, Registered Dietitian

June 28, 2021

Grilled Garlic and Black Pepper Shrimp Recipe

Fire up the grill for this quick and nutritious meal.

Try this simple, mouthwatering meal for your next barbecue or for a quick and light weeknight meal. Shrimp is low in calories but high in protein and selenium, a mineral that may reduce inflammation and keep your heart healthy. Enjoy!

Adapted from
(Serves 4)

1 fresh red chili, seeds removed, finely grated
3 garlic cloves, finely grated
1 Tbsp coarsely ground pepper
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp canola oil, plus more for grill
1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
Kosher salt
Lime wedges and chili powder or paprika (for serving)

*Special equipment: Four 8-inch metal skewers or bamboo skewers, soaked 30 minutes in water

1. Whisk chili, garlic, pepper, lime juice, and 2 Tbsp oil in a large bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat; season with salt. Thread shrimp onto sets of two skewers.

2. Prepare grill for medium-high heat; clean grates well, then oil. Grill shrimp, turning once, until cooked through and lightly charred, about 5 minutes total. Serve with lime wedges dipped in chili powder or paprika.


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