BBQ Shrimp Skewers

These easy BBQ Shrimp Skewers are slathered with my homemade BBQ sauce, so perfect for any night of the week, or great if you want to feed a crowd – simply double or triple the recipe.

These easy BBQ Shrimp Skewers are slathered with my homemade BBQ sauce, so perfect for any night of the week, or great if you want to feed a crowdBBQ Shrimp Skewers

I love making quick and easy shrimp skewers for a lazy summer night. A few of my favorites are Grilled Shrimp Scampi, Grilled Pesto Shrimp Skewers, and Bangin’ Grilled Shrimp Skewers.

These easy BBQ Shrimp Skewers are slathered with my homemade BBQ sauce, so perfect for any night of the week, or great if you want to feed a crowd

Every summer I make a my Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce several times to use over chicken, pulled pork, or whatever I feel like grilling. Last week, I used it on shrimp skewers inspired by an appetizer we had while taking a day trip out East. My husband loved it, and insisted I remake it and share it with you here. It was served with guacamole, and he loved the combination, so I recreated it with my guacamole recipe on the side and he LOVED it (calories below are for shrimp skewers only, guacamole is extra). Super easy, and the BBQ sauce makes enough for several recipes. Of course, if you prefer to buy jarred BBQ, that would work fine also.

These easy BBQ Shrimp Skewers are slathered with my homemade BBQ sauce, so perfect for any night of the week, or great if you want to feed a crowd

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BBQ Shrimp Skewers

These easy BBQ Shrimp Skewers are slathered with my homemade BBQ sauce, so perfect for any night of the week, or great if you want to feed a crowd – simply double or triple the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb jumbo raw shrimp, shelled and deveined (weight after peeled)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce
  • 8 long wooden skewers

Directions:

  1. Soak the skewers in water at least 20 minutes to prevent them from burning (or use metal skewers to save time).
  2. Combine the shrimp with crushed garlic and season with salt and pepper. You can let this marinate for 15 minutes, or even overnight.
  3. Heat a clean, lightly oiled grill to medium heat, when the grill is hot add the shrimp, careful not to burn the skewers.
  4. Grill on both sides for about 6 – 8 minutes total cooking time or until the shrimp is opaque and cooked through.
  5. Brush the sauce on during the last minute of cooking and eat right away.

 

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 serving, Serving Size: 1 skewer

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 1
  • Points +: 3
  • Calories: 139 calories
  • Total Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 172mg
  • Sodium: 253mg
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Protein: 23g
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