Grilled or Roasted Shrimp

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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.

Skinny Roasted Shrimp

Skinny Roasted Shrimp

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 5 shrimp | Calories: 76 | Total Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 54 | Carbohydrates: 1 g | Sodium: 62 mg | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugars: 0 g | Protein: 6 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2


  • 20 large shrimp, peel and devein (do not remove the tail)
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, 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 finely chopped cilantro leaves
  • Juice from 1 lime


  1. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F or see grilling directions below.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

4 Comments on "Grilled or Roasted Shrimp"

  1. poolejenn  March 17, 2013

    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!

  2. Kerri  March 18, 2013

    Do you think this recipe would work for pre-cooked frozen shrimp? Thanks!

    • Skinny Ms.  March 19, 2013

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

  3. Becky  March 21, 2013

    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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