grilled lemon and garlic shrimp skewers

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

A quick marinade of lemon and garlic make these Grilled Shrimp Skewers an easy, fast, fresh and healthy dinner!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Marindade 30 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Servings 4
284 kcal


  • 1 pound large raw shrimp - thawed if frozen we used 21-30 size, tail on or off
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon 1/2 for juicing, 1/2 for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced or grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • pinch chili flakes optional


  1. Add shrimp to large closing plastic bag

  2. to the bag add juice of 1/2 lemon, olive oil, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper.

  3. close bag and toss to coat.

  4. refridgerate for 30 minutes then thread shrimp on to skewers

  5. heat grill to medium high heat and place skewers on grill

  6. cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until shrimp are pink and cooked through

  7. serve with rice, couscous and salad or steamed veggies for a complete meal!

Recipe Notes

No need to pre-soak your bamboo skewers as these shrimp grill up quick!
Marinade for around 30 minutes to one hour. Any longer and the lemon juice will make the shrimp tough.
Grill until slightly charred. Shrimp should release from grill when ready to turn.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 284 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 286mg95%
Sodium 1173mg49%
Potassium 137mg4%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin C 19.6mg24%
Calcium 176mg18%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.