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Kickin’ Lemon and Garlic Grilled Shrimp

This simple and elegant Kickin' Lemon and Garlic Grilled Shrimp is the perfect crowd pleaser for any occasion. 

If you're looking for a quick and flavorful seafood dish, this Kickin' Lemon and Garlic Grilled Shrimp recipe is perfect for you.

With a zesty FfL-friendly marinade featuring extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and a blend of spices, these shrimp are bursting with flavor. Whether you prefer to cook them on a griddle or grill, this recipe is versatile and simple. Serve them with a tangy homemade cocktail sauce, fresh parsley, and lemon slices for a beautiful presentation. Perfect for summer barbecues or a weeknight dinner, this shrimp dish is sure to impress.

Tips When Shopping for FfL-friendly Foods

Real, FfL-friendly food nourishes the body, balances hormones, supports healthy weight, and promotes overall healing and vitality. However, with all the tricky marketing used to entice you, shopping can feel complicated. Here are some quick tips:

  • Purchase Wild-Caught shrimp (not farm raised)
  • Avoid ketchup made with High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), Natural flavor, Unfamiliar/unpronounceable ingredients (ones your grandmother’s grandmother wouldn’t recognize). When at the store, opt for brands with recognizable, FfL-friendly, real-food ingredients. Brands we’re currently loving:
    1. Primal Kitchen
    2. Noble Made
    3. Sir Kensington

Kid-friendly Tip

If you have a kiddo or guest who isn’t a fan of a little heat, simply omit the cayenne pepper.

Can I prep this ahead?

Yes, follow the prep instructions (stop just before grilling), cover shrimp and refrigerate for up to 8 hours. Remove from fridge and grill!

Some ways to “reinvent” your leftover shrimp:

  • Wrap
  • Tacos
  • Fajitas: With sautéed onions, green peppers and tomatoes
  • Quesadillas: Topped with fresh pico de gallo
  • Pasta dish: Mix shrimp with cooked pasta, bell peppers, wilted spinach and Pesto Sauce
  • Pizza: Topped with cheese, veggies and shrimp (using a dough ball, a tortilla or a toasted bagel)
  • Spruced-up salad: On a bed of greens topped with sautéed veggies and a drizzle of EVOO and balsamic vinegar
  • For brekkie: Tossed in scrambled eggs or added to a breakfast quesadilla

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Kickin’ Lemon and Garlic Grilled Shrimp

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With a zesty FfL-friendly marinade featuring extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and a blend of spices, these shrimp are bursting with flavor.




Shrimp Cocktail Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish



  1. Prepare the Marinade: In a large bowl, mix EVOO, lemon juice, garlic, cayenne pepper, paprika, parsley, Old Bay, salt, and pepper. Toss in shrimp until evenly coated.
  2. Cocktail Sauce: In a bowl, combine ketchup, lemon juice, and horseradish. Mix well and adjust the horseradish to taste. The sauce can be made ahead and refrigerated for several days. Serve cold with the shrimp.


On a Griddle:

  1. Preheat Griddle: Preheat the griddle to medium heat.
  2. Cook the Shrimp: Lightly oil the griddle. Place the shrimp on the griddle and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side, or until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through.

On the Grill (Using a Grill Pan or Shrimp Kabob Skewers):

  1. Preheat Grill: Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. Prepare the Grill Pan/Skewers: If using a grill pan, lightly oil the pan. If using skewers, thread the shrimp onto the skewers.
  3. Cook the Shrimp: Place the grill pan on the grill, or place the shrimp skewers directly on lightly oiled grill grates. Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side, or until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through.


  1. Transfer to Plate: Transfer the shrimp to a serving plate.
  2. Garnish: Garnish with fresh parsley sprigs and lemon slices for a nice presentation.
  3. Serve with Cocktail Sauce: Serve the shrimp with the prepared cocktail sauce.


Paleo-friendly/sugar-free: Use paleo-friendly ketchup or eliminate the cocktail sauce.

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

Always check for FfL-friendly ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Recipes
  • Method: Grill, Prep Now, Cook Later, Too Easy, 30 Minute Meals
TAGS: Holiday

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  1. Ron

    Absolutely loved this Kickin’ Lemon and Garlic Grilled Shrimp! Perfect blend of zesty and spicy!


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