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15-Minute BBQ Shrimp

Tender and juicy shimp cooked to perfection with a homemade BBQ sauce. Easy to make and ready in just 15 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet Low Calorie, Low Fat
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 215kcal
Author Rena


BBQ sauce/marinade:

  • 4 tbsp organic ketchup
  • tbsp light olive oil divided
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1 tsp chili powder optional or to taste
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp hot sauce or to taste
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lime cut into wedges to serve with


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 pound raw large shrimp peeled and deveined (I like to leave the tails on)
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped, to garnish


  • In a small bowl combine all BBQ sauce ingredients.
  • Place the shrimp into a ziploc bag and add in half of the BBQ sauce. Stir through the bag to completely coat. Reserve the remaining sauce untouched to use later on.
  • Heat the 2 teaspoons of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the marinated shrimp in a single layer. Cook undisturbed for about 2-3 minutes, then flip and cook for another minute or so, until pink and opaque.
  • Drizzle over the remaining BBQ sauce and allow it to heat up, tossing to coat the shrimp.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley.


  • Use raw shrimp instead of pre-cooked shrimp. Do not overcook the shrimp because it will end up dry and rubbery in texture.
  • Cook over medium heat and not high heat.
  • Use any oil you have available. Avocado oil or grapeseed oil would make great substitutes.
  • Make our homemade sauce instead of store-bought. But if you do have a great BBQ sauce that's low in sugar you would like to use, you may use that instead.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • You may marinate the shrimp with the BBQ sauce in a ziplock bag and freeze for up to 3 months until ready to cook.
  • Place these BBQ shrimp on skewers and grill outdoors if preferred.


Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1145mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1106IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 3mg