Spiced Grilled Shrimp with Smoky Spanish Vinaigrette

Total Time
56 min
20 min
6 min
Give your basic grilled shrimp a serious flavor boost with this easy spice rub and a drizzle of smoky roasted pepper vinaigrette.


roasted red peppers (packed in water)

1 cup(s), rinsed, drained, chopped

olive oil

1 Tbsp

sherry vinegar

2 tsp

minced garlic

1 tsp

kosher salt

½ tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp


1 tsp, smoked variety

ground cumin

½ tsp

fresh oregano

½ tsp, minced

olive oil

1 Tbsp

fresh lemon juice

1½ Tbsp

granulated garlic

1 tsp

table salt

1 pinch

uncooked shrimp

2 pound(s), peeled, deveined

cooking spray

2 spray(s)


  1. Process roasted peppers through oregano in a small food processor or blender until smooth; set aside.
  2. To make shrimp, combine oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt in a large bowl; add shrimp and toss to coat. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  3. Off heat, coat a grill or grill pan with cooking spray; heat to high. Grill shrimp until lightly charred and firm, 2-3 minutes per side. Serve shrimp drizzled with dressing.
  4. Serving size: 1/4 lb shrimp and 2 Tbsp dressing


If you prefer, skewer the shrimp before grilling to make them easier to turn and serve, or serve the vinaigrette with 2 pounds of steamed shrimp as a dip.

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