Shrimp: Grilled Buffalo and Chili-Garlic

Welcome to the Sunday Edition of our recipes series!  Each Sunday will be a Double Feature Sunday!!!  Today is all about large prawn shrimp and two different (and fast) ways to grill them.  Mmmmm!  I got these to recipes from a friend we stayed with on one of our New Zealand trips.


2 lb large prawn shrimp, peeled and de-veined
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 t paprika
1 t oregano
1/2 t celery seed
1/2 t cayenne pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients (except for prawns) in a small bowl.  Mix well.
  2. Pour into a Ziplock bag, and add the prawns.  Coat them well by shaking up the (sealed) bag.
  3. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Coat the grill with nonstick cooking spray and preheat to medium-high heat.
  5. Place shrimp on the grill and discard the marinade.  Grill 2-3 minutes per side, or until the shrimp are firm.  Careful not to overcook.
  6. Serve with celery sticks, carrot sticks, and blue cheese or ranch dressing.

1 lb large prawn shrimp, peeled and deveined
6 T olive oil
1.5 t crushed red pepper flakes
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped and divided
1/4 t hot sauce
Juice of 1 lime
2 t lime zest
8 skewers
(Note: If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent them from burning.)
  1. Combine oil, red pepper flakes, garlic, hot sauce, lime zest, lime juice, and 2 T of cilantro.  Refrigerate at least 2 hours (or overnight).
  2. Add shrimp to marinade. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes.
  3. Coat the grill with nonstick spray, and preheat to medium heat.
  4. Thread the shrimp onto the skewers and grill for 5-7 minutes, turning once.  They should look opaque.
  5. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro and serve with wedges of lime.



  1. 1

    G’day! Love the ease and simplicity, TRUE!
    LOVE shrimp known as prawns here too!
    Cheers! Joanne
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    Foodie Friends Friday Party too! :)

  2. 2

    This looks incredible! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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