Sweet and Spicy Grilled Shrimp is a super-easy recipe which results in flavorful, sweet, and zingy shrimp, perfect for summertime cookouts!
Grilling is a great way to quickly and easily cook many foods. We are still in the height of grilling season, and I am enjoying every minute. I love to grill meats, veggies, and even fruit!
Seafood is a great candidate for grilling as well. Shrimp is so easy to prepare and cook, it is definitely one of my go-to ingredients, especially on busy weekdays.
Not very long ago, I discovered Sriracha sauce. I don't know what took me so long to try it! We had a bottle of it in our house for ages, and my husband used it quite frequently, but I just never even really considered that I might like it.
A few months ago, I was working on a recipe for Pumpkin Pasta with Bacon, and I needed something to spice it up just a little. My husband suggested the Sriracha sauce, so I tried it and loved it, and now I am a little obsessed with it!
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Sweet and Spicy Grilled Shrimp
- In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients and mix well.2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- Place the shrimp in the bowl and toss to coat.2 pounds fresh shrimp
- Cover and refrigerate and let marinate for about an hour.
- When ready to cook, preheat the grill to medium-high.
- Skewer the shrimp or prepare a grill pan, however you prefer to grill smaller items.
- Cook the shrimp 2-3 minutes on each side, until the shrimp become pink and opaque.
- If desired, use the sauce left after marinating to baste the shrimp while cooking.
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