Grilled Salt N’ Pepper Shrimp

Forest Gump says it best: “Shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich . . .”

But today we’ve got some grilled shrimp for you. Simply seasoned, this dish can be enjoyed with steamed, sautéed, or roasted veggies (like these) making it a powerhouse of perfectly portioned nutrients.Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fresh shrimp, cleaned and de-vained, shell on
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 5-7 skewers (for easier grilling)


Preheat grill to high heat. While the grill is heating up, place shrimp on skewers, leaving roughly one inch on either end to grip. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. Brush whole shrimp with olive oil.

When grill has reached 350°F or higher, place shrimp on grill and cook for 2-4 minutes on each side. Shrimp are done when shells are fuscia-pink and the bodies become opaque.



  1. If you’re looking for a tangier version of this dish, try marinating the shrimp in teriyaki sauce for several hours before placing them on the grill.
  2. If you’re big into barbecue, check out this recipe and brush them with barbecue sauce before placing them on the grill (as shown above!).

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As a recent recent high school graduate, I've seen a lot of kids struggling with health and fitness over my years in school. I went Primal when my physical trainer helped me really focus on my physical well-being in training for my baseball career. I credit a large percentage of my health and well being on and off the baseball field to my Primal lifestyle. An idea came to the my mind to create a website where kids going into college could find great information on health and nutrition as well as functional fitness. I am extremely excited to be able to write about health in the college world, as a lot of times kids forget how to eat healthy when they go off to the college world. While we saw this as an opportunity to reach out to the college world, we also wanted this site to be a resource for people of all ages struggling with their health as a place for them to go and find great resources and information. Feel free to email me or Max at with any questions you may have. Email Josh at

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