Photo by: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Spicy Grilled Jumbo Shrimp

This easy spicy entrée is great for casual backyard get-togethers. With the vinaigrette already made, the grilled jumbo shrimp take less than 30 minutes to prepare.

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 4 1/2 ounces)


  • 2 1/4 pounds unpeeled jumbo shrimp
  • 3/4 cup Honeyed Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • none Cooking spray
  • none Lemon wedges


Peel shrimp, leaving the tails intact. Starting at tail end, butterfly each shrimp, cutting to, but not through, underside of shrimp.

Combine shrimp, 6 tablespoons of Honeyed Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette, and red pepper in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes, turning bag occasionally.

Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

Remove shrimp from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle shrimp evenly with salt and black pepper. Place the shrimp, cut sides down, on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 2 minutes on each side or until done, basting frequently with the remaining 6 tablespoons of Honeyed Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette. Serve shrimp with lemon wedges.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 223none
  • Calories from fat: 27%
  • Fat: 6.6g
  • Saturated fat: 1.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5g
  • Protein: 34.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 4.1g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 259mg
  • Iron: 4.2mg
  • Sodium: 549mg
  • Calcium: 93mg

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Spicy Grilled Jumbo Shrimp Recipe