Grilled or Roasted Shrimp

4 from 3 votes

Spruce up taco night with this succulent recipe!

Roasted Shrimp tastes amazing in soft tacos, with a little chili sauce or with pasta, the possibilities are endless.

This shrimp is perfect to use instead of chicken in this fantastic Soft Taco recipe.

4 from 3 votes

Grilled or Roasted Shrimp

This shrimp recipe is versatile and easy to make, plus it tastes delicious!
Prep Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 5 shrimp
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 20 shrimp large, peel and devein (do not remove the tail)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced
  • kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves finely chopped
  • 1 lime juiced


  • Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F or see grilling directions below.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika and cilantro. Add oil and whisk to combine. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Let stand, covered in refrigerator for 2 hours.

Oven Method:

  • Spread shrimp evenly in a non-stick cooking sheet or casserole dish. Roast 4-5 minutes or until pink and opaque. Remove from oven and drizzle with lime juice.

Grilling Method:

  • Preheat grill. Place 4 shrimp on each skewer. Cook shrimp on an oiled rack for 2 minutes on each side, or until pink and opaque. Remove shrimp and drizzle with lime juice.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 5shrimp | Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 62mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Keto

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  1. Making these today! I think I'll throw them on top of some polenta I have going in my rice cooker. Thanks for the delectable idea!

    1. Kerri, Hmmmmm…well, you could add the spices and olive oil, toss in shrimp and thaw quickly while cooking a few minutes.

  2. I use pre-cooked shrimp in all of the dishes that I prepare. I adapt the recipe to only cook it long enough to thaw and heat it through.

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