Spicy garlic shrimp on the Big Green Egg

You will have to forgive me if I miss anything in these directions, but dinner was a little hectic.  I am just taking time to type this out so that I remember what I did .  I grilled 3 (or 4 depending on how you count it) different entrees on the Egg, and the indoor power went out just after I had started the french fries inside.  I fixed Italian chicken for Karen and the boys, plain but delicious salmon (flavored by the addition of some alder chips for Olivia, some plain shrimp for Olivia, and this spicy garlic shrimp for me.  I only have a sample size of one, but I think they were great.
  • 1 lb. medium to large shrimp
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbs water


  1. Peel the shrimp.  You can leave the tail on to hold them by if you like.
  2. Mix the minced garlic kosher salt, cayenne, lemon juice and water.
  3. Pour mixture over the shrimp and mix with the shrimp thoroughly.
  4. Let stand for 30-60 minutes.
  5. Heat the BGE to about 400 degrees.
  6. Spray the shrimp with olive oil spray and place in a wire basket.
  7. Place the basket in the Egg over direct heat.
  8. After 4-5 minutes, turn the shrimp.
  9. After 2-3 more minutes, the shrimp should be done.



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