Spanish-Inspired Grilled Shrimp

Prep Time: 12 min  |  Cook Time: 6 min  |  Serves: 4  |  Difficulty: Easy  |  SmartPoints: 3


Spanish paprika lends a smoky flavour to this easy recipe. We used a sweet variety of the spice but you can use the picante (spicy) variety if you prefer.


  • 5 tsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 tsp paprika, sweet smoked Spanish-variety (Pimenton dulce)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1⁄2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 pound(s) uncooked shrimp, large-size, peeled, deveined
  • 1 spray(s) cooking spray


  1. In a medium-size glass dish, combine oil, lemon juice, vinegar, paprika, garlic, salt and pepper; add shrimp and toss to coat. Cover dish and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove shrimp from marinade; discard marinade. Evenly divide shrimp among 4 long metal skewers.
  3. Off heat, coat a grill rack or grill pan cooking spray; heat grill to high heat. Cook, turning once, until shrimp are cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Yields 1 skewer per serving.


The marinade can be made and refrigerated up to 2 days before use. We left the tails on the shrimp for a pretty presentation. You can remove them before cooking though if you prefer.