Sweet and Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Hi, Kristin from Dizzy Busy and Hungry here! I am so excited to be visiting you today here at My Rays of Sunshine. Thanks, Chastity, for having me!

My blog is all about easy, healthy, family-friendly food that is practical for busy people. The evening meal has long been a challenge for me, because by that time of day I am running low on energy and patience. So over the last few years I have worked on finding and developing recipes that are easy enough for me to tackle at the end of a long day and yummy enough to please my husband and two teenage boys!

Grilling is a great way to quickly and easily cook many foods. We are still in the height of grilling season, and I am enjoying every minute. I love to grill meats, veggies, and even fruit! Seafood is a great candidate for grilling as well. Shrimp is so easy to prepare and cook, it is definitely one of my go-to ingredients, especially on busy weekdays.

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Not very long ago, I discovered Sriracha sauce. I don’t know what took me so long to try it! We had a bottle of it in our house for ages, and my husband used it quite frequently, but I just never even really considered that I might like it. A few months ago, I was working on a recipe for Pumpkin Pasta with Bacon, and I needed something to spice it up just a little. My husband suggested the Sriracha sauce, so I tried it and loved it, and now I am a little obsessed with it!

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This recipe also uses maple syrup, to get that sweet and spicy flavor interplay going. It makes these shrimp absolutely delicious! Just be sure that you use pure maple syrup, not pancake syrup. Pure maple syrup tastes a lot better and goes really well with the flavorful heat of the Sriracha sauce.

Sweet and Spicy Grilled Shrimp


Per Serving 488 calories

Fat 18 g

Carbs 16 g

Protein 62 g



  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce (more if you like it really spicy!)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 pounds fresh shrimp, cleaned and deveined


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients and mix well.
  2. Place the shrimp in the bowl and toss to coat.
  3. Cover and refrigerate and let marinate for about an hour.
  4. When ready to cook, preheat the grill to medium-high.
  5. Skewer the shrimp or prepare a grill pan, however you prefer to grill smaller items.
  6. Cook the shrimp 2-3 minutes on each side, until the shrimp become pink and opaque.
  7. If desired, use the sauce left after marinating to baste the shrimp while cooking.

Thanks to all of you and to Chastity for your hospitality today! It is a pleasure to post on My Rays of Sunshine. I hope you will stop by my blog, Dizzy Busy and Hungry, and check out some of the other family-friendly recipes I have! I would love to see you there, or you can follow me on social media!


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  • lauren says:

    I LOVE shrimp, esp since it cooks up so fast on nights I didn’t have time to prep dinner before work. This looks so good, we LOVE Sriracha in our house! I will pin this one for later!

  • I love the combo of sweet and spicy! Especially with shrimp!

  • Mary Hill says:

    Hi, what if you want to broil them in the oven? Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe. Can’t wait to try it.

    • Chastity says:

      Hi Mary, I think you’d have a similar result. It’s more about the sauce than the method of cooking the shrimp. I hope you enjoy it!

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