Grilled Shrimp Scampi Skewers

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Grilled Shrimp Scampi Skewers – lemon, garlic, parmesan and parsley are the perfect combination for these delicious skewers!

If you’re looking for something new to make on the grill, you’re going to love this!  All the lemony, garlicky flavors I love in a scampi, but lighter because there’s no butter and just a touch of olive oil. After I grill them, I squeeze more lemon over them and top them with a little fresh grated parmesan – SO good!

I put lemon slices in between the shrimp for presentation but it’s totally optional. If you plan on doing this, it’s best to double up on the skewers so the lemon and shrimp doesn’t rotate around the stick when you’re grilling. I actually forgot to do this and added the second stick after so it’s not as spaced as I would have liked the sticks to be. Hope you enjoy!

Grilled Shrimp Scampi Skewers – lemon, garlic, parmesan and parsley are the perfect combination for these delicious skewers!
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Grilled Shrimp Scampi Skewers

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164 Cals 24 Protein 3.5 Carbs 6 Fats
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 4
COURSE: Dinner, Lunch
CUISINE: American
If you're looking for something new to make on the grill, you're going to love this!  All the lemony, garlicky flavors I love in a scampi, but lighter because there's no butter and just a touch of olive oil. After I grill them, I squeeze more lemon over them and top them with a little fresh grated parmesan – SO good!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large lemons, halved
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 32 peeled and deveined large shrimp, 1 lb
  • 3 large lemons sliced into 24 very thin rounds, optional
  • 16 bamboo skewers, soaked in water 1 hour
  • cooking spray
  • 1 tbsp fresh shredded parmesan

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine the olive oil, juice from 1 1/2 lemons, parsley, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes. Stir then add shrimp, tossing to coat. Marinate for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Preheat a gas grill over high heat. Beginning and ending with shrimp, thread the shrimp and folded lemon slices onto 8 pairs of parallel skewers to make 8 kebabs total.
  • Clean and oil the grill grate well to prevent the skewers from sticking. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until the shrimp are opaque. Set aside on a platter, squeeze remaining 1/2 lemon over the shrimp and finish with parmesan cheese.

Nutrition

Serving: 2skewers, Calories: 164kcal, Carbohydrates: 3.5g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 173mg, Sodium: 196mg
Blue Smart Points: 1
Green Smart Points: 3
Purple Smart Points: 1
Points +: 4
Keywords: grilled shrimp, seafood recipes, shrimp kebabs, shrimp scampi skewers
Grilled Shrimp Scampi Skewers – lemon, garlic, parmesan and parsley are the perfect combination for these delicious skewers!

 

 

Grilled Shrimp Scampi Skewers – lemon, garlic, parmesan and parsley are the perfect combination for these delicious skewers!

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19 comments

  1. Any suggestions for making this without a grill?

  2. I love this so so much! I even featured it on my blog's Link Love this week 🙂

    http://www.greenpalatelife.com/blogging/link-love-ser-5/

  3. Looks amazing, can't wait to throw some of these onto the next BBQ!

  4. These look great …adding shrimp to my grocery list now….what do you think would be a good side

  5. These look so beautiful with the lemons in between! Such a great idea – adds flavor and really makes the dish a standout! Can't wait to try them!

    Kate

    Come see what I brought home from the mall!

    www.lamiabellavita.com

  6. This is seriously so wonderful!!! I want this on my grill.

  7. Well, this is dinner! Thanks, Gina. I was wondering what I was going to make. YUM!!!

  8. Great idea, I love turning classics into "kebabs." I'm thinking maybe a couple of these skewers on top of a classic Caesar salad for dinner.

    • Thats a good suggestion Beeje ! Caesar salad with the grilled shrimp on skewers on top would make a wonderful summer dinner. I presume shrimp or prawn ? Where I live its the prawns that would fit the bill, especially from the point of view of size, as they are bigger than shrimp. I can picture the setting preferably dining outside in the back garden with some family or special friends. Does it call for white or red wine ? Maybe one of each to be on the safe side ?

  9. This sounds quick and easy for a hot summer meal. Love cooking on the grill when he weather is so stinking HOT.

  10. Looks amazing! If only I knew how to grill ?

  11. You guys…. so delicious, I loved the spicy touch of red pepper with the fresh lemon. MUST try. Perfect for summer.

  12. mmm my hubby is out commercial prawn fishing for the month, I will have to remember to make this when he brings some home!!

  13. Angle is spam. I will do this dish on a stove top grill pan. I am sure it will be great.

  14. They'll probably cook if you plug it in.

  15. Could I do this with a George Foreman grill?

  16. Summer on a stick, absolutely love these!

  17. These look and sound delicious – plus ridiculously easy too! I'm now craving prawns for dinner… mmm. Xx

    Olivia – www.cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk