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Lemon Ginger Shrimp

Delicious, succulent grilled shrimp with lemon, ginger and jalapenos.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Main
Author: Kristi


  • 3 pounds jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • skewers


  • In a food processor, process the olive oil, sesame oil, lemon juice, onion, garlic, jalapeno, ginger, cilantro, paprika, salt, and pepper until smooth. Reserve 1/2 cup of sauce for basting and set aside. Pour the remaining sauce into a dish, add the shrimp, and stir to coat until shrimp is thoroughly coated. Cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Preheat grill for medium heat. Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing once near the tail and once near the head. Discard the marinade that the shrimp marinated in.
  • Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill shrimp for 2 to 3 minutes per side (basting with reserved sauce) and grill until done or until opaque.