Grilled Lemon Pepper Shrimp – Fire Day Friday

Sometimes simple is better.  This appetizer is quick, easy and tasty!  It also always disappears from the tray at tailgates and parties. 

Grilled Lemon Pepper Shrimp Appetizer


  • 1 lb shrimp, 26-30 count, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • garnish:  cilantro, sesame seeds


  1. Marinate the shrimp in the oil, lemon juice, salt, and garlic for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat a charcoal grill to 350f.
  3. Remove shrimp from marinade and reserve marinade.
  4. Place shrimp two each on cocktail skewers.  
  5. Season both sides with fresh cracked black pepper.
  6. Grill shrimp for 3 minutes.  
  7. Brush shrimp with the reserved marinade and flip.  Brush the other side.
  8. Grill shrimp for 3 minutes.
  9. Garnish with cilantro and toasted sesame seeds and serve with your favorite terriyaki sauce.