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Skillet barbecue shrimp in a pan garnished with lemon wedges and parsley

Skillet Barbecue Shrimp

Katerina | Diethood
This Skillet Barbecue Shrimp is going to be your new favorite tender and juicy shrimp recipe. A quick, easy, and healthy dinner idea that will be on the table in under 30 minutes!
Servings : 4
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins


  • 1 pound raw large shrimp, (tails on or off)
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce, or to taste
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • lemon slices and fresh chopped parsley, to garnish


  • Thaw shrimp.
  • In a mixing bowl combine ketchup, 1 tablespoon oil, brown sugar, lemon juice, chili powder, ground cumin, hot sauce, salt, and pepper; whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Remove 2 tablespoons of the prepared barbecue sauce and set it aside.
  • Add shrimp to the bowl; lightly toss around to combine, and set aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Heat ½ tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add shrimp to the hot oil and cook for 2 to 3 minutes; flip over and, using a pastry brush, brush on reserved barbecue sauce, and continue to cook shrimp for 2 more minutes, or until cooked through. Cooked shrimp have a pink exterior with red tails and the flesh is slightly opaque and a little white in color.
  • Remove shrimp from skillet and transfer to a serving plate.
  • Garnish with lemon slices and parsley.
  • Serve.




Calories: 183 kcal | Carbohydrates: 6 g | Protein: 23 g | Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 286 mg | Sodium: 987 mg | Potassium: 140 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 5 g | Vitamin A: 244 IU | Vitamin C: 7 mg | Calcium: 169 mg | Iron: 3 mg | Net Carbs: 5 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq shrimp recipe, easy shrimp recipe, how to cook shrimp, quick dinner ideas