Carolina Reaper Fire Shrimp

Carolina Reaper Fire Shrimp

Experience the intense heat of Carolina Reaper Fire Shrimp Skewers, where just a whisper of the world's hottest pepper, Carolina Grim Reaper Powder, transforms simple grilled shrimp into an explosive culinary adventure. This recipe is made for those who dare to indulge in extreme spice, providing a fiery kick that enhances the shrimp's natural flavors without overwhelming them. Perfect for spice enthusiasts looking to test their limits in a flavorful way.


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • A tiny pinch of Carolina Grim Reaper Powder (less than 1/16 teaspoon)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish

Shrimp in a mixing bowl, being lightly tossed with a marinade that includes a tiny pinch of Carolina Reaper Powder, barely visible, along with olive oil, lime juice, and minced garlic. Ingredients displayed for Lightly Spiced Carolina Reaper Grilled Shrimp: raw shrimp, a tiny pinch of Carolina Reaper Powder on a small spoon, olive oil, limes, garlic cloves, and fresh parsley or cilantro.


  • In a mixing bowl, combine olive oil, lime juice, minced garlic, and a tiny pinch of Carolina Grim Reaper Powder. Stir well to create a subtly spiced marinade.
  • Add the shrimp to the marinade and gently toss to coat. Let marinate for 10-20 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  • Thread the shrimp onto skewers. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes prior to grilling to prevent burning.
  • Grill the shrimp for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they are pink and opaque.
  • Season with a sprinkle of salt and garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro before serving.

Yield: Makes 4 servings. 

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