Skewered Spicy Shrimp

The deliciousness of our previous Grilled Truffle Shrimp Skewers inspired us to look for similar recipes. Rob loves spicy food and Jess loves Mark Bittman’s recipes – they are simple yet oh-so-tasty.

Tip: Our wood skewers from last week started molding! Be sure they are dry before you store them. Try to get bamboo ones too.

We found one from him called Skewered Spicy Shrimp and modified it to make it a tad more suited to the dishes we were cooking today. Our party guests loved it. It’s a totally different taste and texture from our Grilled Truffled Shrimp – very savory with a spicy kick. I’d recommend eating it with a cold beer.

Skewered Spicy Shrimp Recipe


  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined (approx. 42 shrimps)
  • 1/3 bulb of minced garlic
  • ½ tbsp coarse sea salt
  • ¾ tsp ground chipotle pepper
  • 1 tsp sauce from adobo chipotle (optional for added kick)
  • ½ tsp ground paprika
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon wedges

Rinse shrimp – it gets rid of some of the undesirable “sea” flavors. Mix garlic, sea salt, chipotle pepper, adobo chipotle sauce, paprika, olive oil, and lemon juice together in a large bowl to make a liquidy paste. Mix this sauce with cleaned shrimp. Skewer shrimp – about 6 per stick. 

Fire up the grill to at least medium-high heat. Grill each side for about 3-4 minutes. Turn when tails turn orange/red. Serve with lemon wedges.

Grilled Truffled Shrimp Skewers

Several months ago, Jess visited the Filling Station at Chelsea Market and picked up a jar of Black Truffle Salt. Truffle as in the mushroom rather than the chocolate round stuff, although those a delicious too. Truffle seasoning is awesome on almost anything.

We took our first trip to Fairway Brooklyn in Red Hook – right where the Ikea is. They have a huge selection of items and a fresh selection of seafood. It’s a legitimate grocery store – something that’s hard to find around these parts.  You can say that Fairway is like a Whole Foods and a regular grocery store combined – good and fresh selection of items but affordable.

Anyways, we got some shrimp and seasoned it with the Black Truffle Salt for a simple, yet flavorful dish. It was sooo good and our dinner guests loved them. Try it out for yourself – here’s the recipe below:

Grilled Truffled Shrimp Skewers Recipe


  • ½ pound fresh jumbo shrimp (peeled and de-veined)
  • ½ tsp Black Truffle Salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • Skewers (soaked for 10 minutes)

Lightly season a the fresh jumbo shrimp with black truffle salt and black pepper. Adjust to tastes. Skewer shrimp with soaked skewers.

On medium-high heat, place skewered shrimp directly on the grill. Grill each side for about 7 minutes each. Use high heat if you like extra char. Turn the shrimp when the tails turn red orange.