Pan-Grilled Barbecue Shrimp Recipe

Pan-Grilled Barbecue Shrimp Recipe
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  • 11 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 6 mins
  • Yield: Serves 2 to 4

This recipe is great when you want grilled shrimp, but don't feel like building a fire that you are only going to need for five minutes. The shrimp are quickly seared in a pan and are cooked in their shells for extra flavor and moistness.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound (16-20 per lb.) jumbo shrimp, shell-on, deveined (sold as "raw, ready to peel")
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon. salt
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon​ brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon  lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon  vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • Lemon wedges

How to Make It

  1. Rinse and drain shrimp well.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, and toss until the sugar is dissolved and the shrimp are coated. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes in the fridge.
  3. Preheat a skillet over a medium-high flame until hot.
  4. Add the shrimp and sear for about 3 minutes, until cooked. The shells will get charred and browned, but the meat inside will not, so don't worry about the outside getting too dark - they should look like they were grilled over coals.
  1. Remove to a plate, and when cool enough to handle, serve warm with lemon.