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Grilled Shrimp Appetizer

Grilled Shrimp Appetizer Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds jumbo shrimp (about 16), peeled, deveined, and patted dry with paper towels
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil or canola oil
  • About 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • About 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • About 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Dipping Sauce Suggestions

  • 1/4 cup jalapeno jelly, warmed briefly in the microwave to soften
  • 1/4 cup bottled chili sauce
  • Salsa (like peach salsa)


  • Get your grill or barbecue hot according to manufacturers' instructions.
  • Brush the outside of the shrimp lightly with oil.  Sprinkle both sides of shrimp lightly with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Place shrimp over direct, high heat on the grill.  Grill about 2 minutes on the first side, then flip over and cook about 2 more minutes until cooked throughout.
  • Serve warm with dipping sauce.