Fire Day Friday: Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Now that summer is almost here, I like to grill shellfish. The seafood is fresher and grilling it brings out the best in it. This spicy marinade packs the heat of summer into these grilled shrimp.
Grilling Tip: You know how they always say to soak your bamboo skewers for 30 minutes before grilling, right? And you probably know how sometimes that works and sometimes it does not. Sometimes, the skewers still burn off. You can use a “grill shield” like the one I am using here or you can make you’re own by folding up a piece of HD aluminum foil several times to protect the skewers.
Spicy Summer Grilled Shrimp
1 lb medium count shrimp, cleaned, peeled, and deveined
3 oz clarified butter, melted
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz sriracha sauce
1 tsp mirin
1 tsp turbinado sugar
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
½ shallot, finely minced
¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
¼ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp black pepper
Mix the marinade ingredients together. Add the shrimp and marinate for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, fire up your grill to 450f or medium-high. 
Place the shrimp on skewers and grill 2 minutes per side.
They are done when the tails turn pink.
These disappeared with my 22 y/o son’s friends devouring them as fast as I could get them off the grill.


Looks fantastic Chris! I just bought some shrimp and was planning on grilling it…think I know how I’m going to make them now, thanks!

A Kwee Life

Oh my Lord the grilled shrimp looks good! Oh, and I can just smell it too. I love grilled shrimp. I am copying the recipe. Then I saw the Luau Benedicts….!!! I love Eggs Benedict. The picture looks delicious. I am going to have to try this one too. I appreciated your enthusiasm for my cat page. Its up and at When you have the time, I’d really like to know what you think of it. Its still a work in progress. But at this point, I think any blog is 🙂 And, thank you for the suggestion. I will do an entry on the neighbors that I just cannot understand. Have a wonderful weekend.