Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Lemon and Garlic


Dive into the refreshing zest of our Citrus Splash Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Lemon and Garlic! This dish is a delightful combination of succulent shrimp, bright lemon, and aromatic garlic, all grilled to perfection. These skewers are not only a treat for the taste buds but also a visually appealing addition to any meal, perfect for outdoor barbecues or a light, summery dinner.

Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Lemon and Garlic


Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes (plus marinating time)
  • Cooking Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 21 minutes (excluding marinating time)

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 2 skewers

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 180 kcal
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 145mg
  • Sodium: 470mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 25g


  • Large shrimp, peeled and deveined - 1 pound
  • Olive oil - 3 tablespoons
  • Lemon juice - 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic, minced - 3 cloves
  • Lemon zest - 1 teaspoon
  • Red pepper flakes (optional) - ½ teaspoon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped - for garnish
  • Lemon wedges - for serving

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, lemon zest, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add the shrimp to the marinade, ensuring they are well coated. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Thread the marinated shrimp onto skewers.
  5. Grill the shrimp skewers for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they are pink and slightly charred.
  6. Serve the skewers garnished with chopped parsley and lemon wedges on the side.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Don't over-marinate the shrimp, as the acid in the lemon juice can start cooking them.
  • Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes before threading to prevent burning.
  • Keep a close eye on the shrimp while grilling, as they cook quickly.
  • Serve with a fresh salad, grilled vegetables, or over a bed of rice for a complete meal.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use frozen shrimp?

Yes, just ensure they are fully thawed and dried before marinating.

How do I achieve the best grill marks?

Make sure the grill is hot and avoid moving the shrimp too much once they're on the grill.

Can I prepare this dish in advance?

You can marinate the shrimp ahead of time, but grill them just before serving for the best taste and texture.

Your Citrus Splash Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Lemon and Garlic are ready to serve, bringing a burst of summer flavors to your table. These skewers, with their perfect blend of zest and spice, are ideal for a light yet satisfying meal that's sure to impress. Enjoy the delightful simplicity and freshness of this dish, and let each bite take you on a culinary journey to the sunny coast!