Recipe Details

Lemon-garlic Shrimp Skewers

  • Servings: 6
  • Ready In 1 hour
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 pounds shrimp; (up to 2.5 lbs), peeled
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup parsley; chopped
  • 1 tablespoons lemon peel; grated
  • 2 cloves garlic; (up to 3)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper; 1/2 teaspoon fresh-ground pepper
  • lemon; wedged
1. In a bowl, mix salt and sugar. Add shrimp and stir gently to coat. Cover and chill 45 minutes to 1 hour. Rinse shrimp well and drain; also rinse and dry bowl.

2. Return shrimp to bowl. Add olive oil, parsley, lemon peel, garlic, and pepper. Mix to coat. Thread shrimp on metal or soaked wooden skewers, running skewer through the body once near the tail and once near the head end of each shrimp so it looks like the letter C.

3. Lay shrimp skewers on an oiled barbecue grill over hot coals or high heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 2 to 3 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Cook, turning once, until shrimp are bright pink and opaque but still moist-looking in center of thickest part (cut to test), 5 to 6 minutes total. Serve with lemon wedges to squeeze over shrimp.

Nutritional Facts

  • Serving Size 1 Serving (163g)
    Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 195
    Calories From Fat 44
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 5g
    7%
  • Saturated Fat 1g
    4%
  • Trans Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 230g
    71%
  • Sodium 1434g
    49%
  • Total Carbohydrate 5g
    2%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
    1%
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 31g
    44%