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Spicy Grilled Shrimp on Polenta

Spicy grilled shrimp served with a cool and creamy sauce over grilled polenta rounds will liven up a standard weekend grilling menu and is perfect for an appetizer or an entree.
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 8 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Lisa B.


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 4-6 wooden skewers


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 green onion finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


  • 1 tube 1 pound polenta, cut into 12 slices
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions optional


  • In a medium mixing bowl or large releasable plastic bag, combine first six ingredients. Swish the mixture around to make sure the olive oil is well incorporated.
  • Add shrimp and marinate for up to two hours.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the sauce ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Thirty minutes before you are ready to grill, soak your wooden skewers in water to prevent them from catching fire on the grill.
  • Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for indirect heat.
  • Sprinkle both sides of the polenta rounds with the Cajun seasoning.
  • Drain shrimp and discard marinade. Thread shrimp onto metal or soaked wooden skewers.
  • Lightly coat the grill rack with oil. Grill polenta and shrimp for 5-8 minutes, turning once, until shrimp is pink and polenta is firm and shows grill marks.
  • Place shrimp over polenta. Top with sauce. Garnish with chopped green onions if desired.