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Grilled shrimp skewers on a white plate with grilled lemon slices

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

These grilled shrimp skewers are so quick and easy to make and wonderfully flavored with a lemon and herb marinade.
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Marinating time: 15 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 216kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Chipped parsley for serving
  • Lemon slices for serving

Instructions

  • Place the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, oregano, paprika and garlic powder in a large bowl; whisk to combine.
  • Add the shrimp to the bowl and toss gently to coat evenly with the marinade. Marinate for at least 15 minutes or up to 2 hours max.
  • Skewer 4-6 shrimp on each soaked skewer and place on a plate while skewering the remaining shrimp.
  • Heat a grill or grill pan over medium high heat and cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes on each side until the color is pink and shrimp is opaque.
  • Serve warm with fresh parsley and lemon slices, if desired.

Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last up to 3 days in the fridge. Reheat in the microwave or in a skillet with a little olive oil.
Make Ahead Tips: You can marinate the shrimp in advance but be careful not to do it for more than 2 hours because the acid from the lemon will end up cooking the shrimp. You can mix the marinade up to 5 days in advance though.
Nutritional Data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

Nutrition

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1173mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 203IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 3mg