Lemon Sweet and Spicy Shrimp

by Ross Bowen, Tastemaker in Residence

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¼ cup brown sugar
Juice from one large lemon
1 tsp cayenne pepper per pound of shrimp, and not more
Lemon zest from the lemon
1-2 lbs shrimp


  1. Peel and de-vein the shrimp if not already done.
  2. Marinate the shrimp in the brown sugar, the lemon juice, oil, cayenne, and a pinch of salt.  Set aside for one hour.
  3. Thread the shrimp tightly on skewers. Grill for about three minutes per side – watch for the translucence of the shrimp to turn to white

Cook’s Note

  1. Brush grill off after the shrimp and before other recipes are grilled