Grilled Garlic and Black Pepper Shrimp

Shrimp Skewers, Garlic and Black Pepper

Memorial Day is behind us and grilling season is in full swing. This week we have a great recipe for Grilled Garlic and Black Pepper Shrimp Skewers.  This recipe comes from Harneet Baweja and Nirmal Save via Epicurious, see the link below.

Grilled Garlic and Black Pepper Shrimp

Savory shrimp tossed in a garlic, chili, black pepper and lime marinade then grilled to a light char. I can almost taste it. I don’t know about you, but this time of year I love cooking on the grill. However, I get tired of the same old steak, chicken and burgers. I like to try different things from time to time and this recipe is super easy. It only takes a few minutes to prepare and about 5 minutes to grill, which makes it great for a busy evening during the week.

These grilled garlic and black pepper shrimp skewers pare well with a nice jasmine rice and some fresh steamed seasonal vegetables to makes a wonderful healthy meal quickly and easily.  Uncle Ben’s makes a jasmine rice that you can have ready out of the microwave in just 90 Seconds. And there are any number of steam in the bag vegetables available to make this a super easy meal to both prep and clean up.

Here is what you will need to prepare your Grilled Garlic and Black Pepper Shrimp.


1 fresh red chili (such as Fresno), seeds removed, finely grated

3 garlic cloves, finely grated

1 tablespoon coarsely ground pepper

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for grill

1-pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined

Kosher salt

Lime wedges and Kashmiri chili powder or paprika (for serving)

Special Equipment

Four 8-inch-long metal skewers or bamboo skewers soaked 30 minutes in water


To Prepare Your Grilled Garlic and Black Pepper Shrimp

1) Whisk chili, garlic, pepper, lime juice, and 2 Tbsp. oil in a large bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat; season with salt.

2) Thread shrimp onto sets of 2 skewers.

3) Prepare a grill for medium-high heat; clean grates well, then oil.

4) Grill shrimp, turning once, until cooked through and lightly charred, about 5 minutes total.

5) Serve with lime wedges dipped in chili powder.


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