Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Mike Nadelman
These grilled shrimp skewers are shrimp marinated in garlic, lemon, and herbs, then threaded onto sticks and cooked to perfection. We like to use 16-20 count per pound and they cook just 3 minutes per side.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Seafood
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined you can either leave tails on or remove them
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 to go pizza packet works well
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • lemon wedges for serving


  • Place the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, 1/2 the parsley, and garlic in a resealable plastic bag. Seal and shake to combine.
  • Add the shrimp to the bag and seal. Toss to coat evenly with the marinade.
  • Marinate for at least 15 minutes or up to 2 hours. You don't want to marinate for longer than that, as the acid in the lemon juice will start to cook the shrimp.
  • Thread the shrimp onto skewers. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  • Place the skewers on the grill. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp are pink and opaque. Use a flat skewer or 2 round ones (about 6-7 shrimp - 1/4 lb.)
  • Broiler Directions: Preheat the broiler. Place the shrimp skewers on a sheet pan coated with cooking spray. Broil for 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp are pink and opaque.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges.


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