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Spicy Cilantro Garlic Shrimp

I love the idea of grilling shrimp, but on most days it can be a little tricky. This recipe is no mess, no skewers, all in a convenient foil pack cooked on the grill in like 5 minutes! This is a great recipe for the upcoming tailgating and football parties. I have to admit, I am not the biggest sports fan, but I do excited about the cooking part of it all,,

Spicy Cilantro Garlic Shrimp

4 servings as an appetizer

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Habanero pepper, minced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound large shrimp, cleaned, peeled, tails on (you could leave the shells on if you prefer)


Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl, minus the shrimp. Stir well to combine, taste for salt. Add in the shrimp and marinate in refrigerator for 45 minutes, no more than 1 hour.

Preheat grill to medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, about 325ºF. I have a charcoal grill. Remove shrimp from refrigerator 20 minutes before cooking.

Divide the shrimp, including the marinade into two foil packets, seal shut. Cook on grill  with lid closed for 5 to 7 minutes, checking after 5 minutes. Remove from grill and let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Yields up to 4 servings as an appetizer.

Notes: Serve with sliced baguette for soaking up broth or warm tortillas and salsa.

2 comments for "Spicy Cilantro Garlic Shrimp"

  1. I made this for dinner, I add 1 TBS. of Worcestershire sauce instead of 3, half Habanero and taste really good; served over steam rice and warm dinner roll for dipping in the shrimp sauce.

  2. These shrimp were so delicious! Spicy and flavorful, I halved the recipe for the two of us and baked at 400 for 9 minutes. I served this with caesar salad and homemade bread, can't wait to make again!