Spicy grilled shrimp

Summer is here and we all love to take advantage of this nice weather to grill outside! Burger, steak and hotdog can get alittle boring over time. Lets face it, these are the typical food we expect to see and eat at a BBQ. Spicy up your BBQ this summer with different expectation and surprise your guest and loved ones with this amazing grilled spicy shrimp.

Shrimp is low in fat and low calories protein. Yes everyone! Its beach body friendly! Shrimp is an excellent source of selenium , vitamin D, B12, omega 3 fatty acids, and contains anti-inflammatory qualities. It is a great food for weight loss, anti aging, age related macular degeneration, cardiovascular disease, bone health, brain health, anti-cancer activity and it can decrease menstrual pain! Wanna learn more about health benefits of shrimp? Click here. If you are not a big fan of seafood, no worries! Unlike other seafood that taste like the ocean, shrimp have a very clean and crisp taste. Live alittle and give this recipe a try!

 

IMG_2968Ingredients:

shrimp (okay with unpeeled or peeled)

himalayan salt

cayenne pepper

paprika powder

garlic powder or clove garlic (personal preference)

olive oil

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, mix olive oil, cayenne pepper and paprika together. Amount based on personal preference. Optional: garlic
  2. Once its mixed, toss the shrimp in it
  3. Grill it at medium heat for 3-4 minutes per side.

Serve well with cauliflower, broccoli and rice! If you would like, you can toss the cauliflower and broccoli in the spice as well and grill it!

Note: Crustacean shellfish is a common allergy in the US. this includes shrimp.

Warning: like many other form of seafood, shrimp do contain trace of mercury. as long as you balance your diet with controlled amount of shrimp, you can avoid the dangers of mercury poison! Shrimp have moderately high level of purines, which is fine for most people, but if you suffer from gout, too much shrimp may exacerbate that problem.