Grilled Sriracha Shrimp

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A fiery marinade for your favorite grilling shellfish.

Grilled shrimp are one of those perfect marinade foods. Their subtle, yet meaty taste take to new flavors perfectly. That’s especially true when you have a marinade with the fiery heart of Sriracha ready to go. This grilled Sriracha shrimp recipe balances the savory heat with a hint of the tropics from coconut oil and lime juice. Simply tasty, and easy to make too. You’ll find yourself returning to this simple marinade season after season. 

Grilled sriracha shrimp

Grilled Sriracha Shrimp

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes



  • Thaw the shrimp by placing them in a strainer under warm water.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl, and stir until fully combined.
  • Add the shrimp and toss the shrimp in the marinade to fully cover them. Let the shrimp marinate in this sauce for 1 to 2 hours prior to grilling.
  • Prior to grilling, soak the shrimp skewers in water (to prevent burning), then place the shrimp on the skewers.
  • Place the shrimp on the barbecue grill, and cook – covered – for approximately 3 minutes per side, or until the shrimp are slightly charred on the outside and fully cooked on the inside.
  • Serve with a salad of your choice.
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on April 30, 2021 to include new content.
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Awesome recipe!!! Simple but extremely flavorful. The only thing I did different was to double the amount of marinade. I was only able to marinate it for 45 minutes at room temperature, but it was still scarfed up in a matter of minutes. 😉 I was skeptical about melting the coconut oil then adding it to the cold liquid (I thought it would coagulate). I almost used liquid coconut oil (that is refined and doesn’t taste like coconut), but I’m really glad I went with the recipe as is. The coconut oil did not coagulate, and the coconut taste it… Read more »


How big a bag of shrimp? How many pounds? Thanks in advance.