Firecracker Shrimp

  • Author: Becca | Fork in the Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes (plus 30 minutes inactive)
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Firecracker Shrimp is a go-to summer dinner! It’s incredibly easy to make, with only 5 ingredients. Serve it with coconut rice and pineapple salsa for a tropical vibe, or add them to a salad. The possibilities are endless, but the result is always delicious! 



  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 TBSP fresh ginger, minced
  • 46 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)


  1. Whisk olive oil, red pepper flakes, ginger, garlic, salt, and pepper in a medium-sized bowl.  Toss with shrimp and let marinate for at least 30 minutes in the fridge (marinate for 1 hour if shells are on).
  2. Heat grill, or grill pan on the stove, over medium-high heat. If skewering, thread the shrimp on a skewer, evenly spacing them. Place shrimp on grill over indirect heat, cook for 2 1/2 minutes on each side, until pink and translucent. Serve immediately with your sides of choice!


If using a grill pan, I recommend rubbing the pan with a big of oil before cooking. 

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  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
  • Calories: 294
  • Sugar: 0.2 g
  • Sodium: 512 mg
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.8 g
  • Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 26.4 g

Keywords: easy, quick, summer, appetizer, grilling, seafood

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