If you like shrimp, this spicy grilled shrimp recipe will be your new favorite. It's easy, fast and delicious! The subtle spice of the cayenne is balanced by the creamy feta sauce. If you want to tame the heat, you can cut the cayenne in half or skip it completely.

EatingWell.com, March 2021


Credit: Caitlin Bensel

Recipe Summary

20 mins
25 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to high (450°F to 500°F). Place minced garlic on a cutting board; sprinkle with salt. Using the flat side of a knife, mash the salt into the garlic to make a paste. Transfer the garlic paste to a large bowl; stir in 2 tablespoons oil, lemon zest, 3 teaspoons lemon juice, paprika, oregano, cayenne and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Fold in shrimp until fully coated. Let stand for 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine yogurt, feta, water and the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, 2 teaspoons lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl.

  • Thread the shrimp evenly onto 8 (6-inch) skewers. Oil the grill rack by holding an oil-soaked paper towel with tongs (do not use cooking spray on a hot grill). Place the skewers on the oiled rack; grill, uncovered, until opaque and lightly charred, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve with the dipping sauce.


Eight (6-inch) skewers

Nutrition Facts

2 skewers & 2 1/2 Tbsp. sauce
236 calories; fat 14g; cholesterol 187mg; sodium 429mg; carbohydrates 4g; protein 22g; sugars 1g; niacin equivalents 6mg; saturated fat 3g; vitamin a iu 585IU.