Chef John’s Indoor BBQ Shrimp

Chef John’s Indoor BBQ Shrimp If the weather puts a damper on your barbeque plans, these indoor barbeque shrimp are so easy and fast. Use the raw, ready-to-peel shrimp that are deveined but still have their shells on (raw, ready-to-peel) to achieve the char-grilled look without worrying about dry shrimp.


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 5 mins

    COOK : 6 mins

    TOTAL : 15 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 servings

  • Season with salt, pepper, brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, allspice, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, ketchup. Pour in olive oil and stir thoroughly. Let shrimp sit for about 15 minutes, no longer.

  • Heat a dry saute pan over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking, or when a few drops of water sizzle and start to bead up before evaporating. Place shrimp in pan. Let cook on one side until the shrimp turns from opaque to white about halfway up the side, 3 or 4 minutes. Turn shrimp over. Cook until shrimp are almost cooked through. Transfer to a serving plate.

Per Serving: 142 calories; protein 18.9g; carbohydrates 6g; fat 4.7g; cholesterol 172.6mg; sodium 685mg.