Spicy Shrimp Skewers

shrimp recipeAs I mentioned in my About Me section, I absolutely love shrimp and I’m psyched to share this shrimp recipe! I’m Bubba from Forrest Gump – I love all the shrimp. It also happens to be the season of lent, which means every Friday, in addition to fasting, we abstain from eating any meat. Thus, it’s the season for seafood!

This recipe is super easy to prepare and make and it takes almost no time at all. It’s great for people who are busy juggling a hundred different things or running from meetings to meetings. It’s also great for people who are just learning to cook and don’t want to make anything too complicated.

Let’s start with the marinade:

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After peeling and de-veining the shrimp, season it with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. In a separate bowl, mix together soy sauce, lemon juice and minced ginger and pour it over the shrimp. Let it marinate for at least an hour.

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After marinating, skewer the shrimp, careful not to overcrowd the skewer or it will not cook evenly. As I said, this recipe is very easy to cook. But remember, shrimp is very easy to OVERCOOK so be careful!

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It’s also very versatile. If the weather is nice then you can grill it. Otherwise, you can give it a nice sear in a frying pan or cast-iron skillet, or bake it for a slightly healthier taste. I chose to grill it on the stove top in a cast-iron grill pan. As usual, serve it with rice and some vegetables!

Let me know what you think of this shrimp recipe in the comments. Do you love shrimp as much as I do or did you try this recipe a different way? Feel free to share it with me!



Spicy Shrimp Skewers

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 2 lbs Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ginger minced


  1. Season the shrimp with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes. Set aside. 

  2. In a small bowl mix the soy sauce, lemon juice and ginger. Pour over the shrimp and toss until it is coated evenly. Marinate for at least one hour. 

  3. Skewer the shrimp but don't overcrowd it! Grill your skewers at medium high heat for at least 2-3 minutes on each side. 

  4. Alternatively, fry the skewers in a cast iron skillet or frying pan for 3 minutes per side. 

  5. Serve with rice, a salad, grilled veggies or enjoy it as an appetizer!