Spicy Shrimp on Alder with Mint

Spicy Shrimp on Alder with Mint

This shrimp dish is practically effortless to put together and carries a lot of flavor between the cayenne and mint. 

Serves - 4-6

Time - 20 minutes

Tip - This is perfect on it's own as a light meal, or serve it on top of a bed of your favorite greens, grains, or chilled pasta for something a little more substantial.


  • Alder Grilling Planks
  • 2 lbs. Shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Cayenne, or more to taste
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh Mint, leaves only


  1. Soak Alder grilling plank in warm water for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven or grill to 400° F. 
  3. In a large bowl, combine shrimp, garlic, salt, cayenne, paprika, half the olive oil, and the lemon juice. Mix gently.
  4. Place the shrimp in a single, dense layer onto the Alder Grilling Planks and set the planks on the preheated grill. Close the lid and cook for 10-15 minutes until the shrimp are opaque. 
  5. Tear up the mint leaves a little and set aside. 
  6. Once the shrimp have finished cooking, toss together with the torn mint leaves and a little more olive oil and lemon juice, to taste. 
  7. Serve as you wish!
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