Spicy Cilantro Garlic Shrimp, photo by Sonia Mendez GarciaPhoto by Sonia Mendez Garcia

Spicy Cilantro Garlic Shrimp

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 people
I have to admit, I am not the biggest sports fan, but I do get excited about the part that involves cooking!  

I love the idea of grilling shrimp, but on most days it can be a little tricky. Well, this garlic shrimp recipe is a no-mess, no-skewers solution for your shrimp cravings. All you need is a convenient foil pack that you use to cook on the grill – it really is done in about five minutes! This is a great recipe for tailgating and sports parties.

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2/3 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 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 shrimp large, cleaned, peeled, tails on (you could leave the shells on if you prefer)

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Directions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl, minus the shrimp. Stir well to combine, and taste for salt. Add in the shrimp and marinate in refrigerator for 45 minutes, no more than 1 hour.
  2. Preheat grill to medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, about 325 ºF. Remove shrimp from refrigerator 20 minutes before cooking.
  3. Divide the shrimp, including the marinade, into two foil packets and seal shut. Cook on grill with the lid closed for 5 to 7 minutes, checking after 5 minutes. Remove from grill and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
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