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

Skillet Barbecue Shrimp

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WW Freestyle: 3
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
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!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 183
Author: Katerina | Diethood


  • 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.


Nutrition Facts
Skillet Barbecue Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 286mg95%
Sodium 987mg41%
Potassium 140mg4%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 244IU5%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 169mg17%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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