Nothing tastes better than shrimp grilled to juicy, succulent perfection. Perfect for backyard parties or neighborhood potlucks, these Shrimp Skewers with Garlic-Lime Marinade are simple to whip up, but taste luxurious. And best of all? The recipe ditches the processed ingredients used in store-bought dressings and marinades. Instead, it calls for 100% clean and wholesome ingredients.
Zesty paprika, extra virgin olive oil, and salt and pepper are whisked together to form a mouthwatering marinade. Fresh squeezed lime juice adds a splash of tanginess that’s sure to keep your taste buds on their toes! After coating the shrimp with the mixture, shrimp skewers only take a few minutes on the grill before they’re cooked to heavenly perfection. Top with some chopped cilantro for a garden-fresh finishing touch.
If the weather doesn’t allow the luxury of grilling, you can easily pop these skewers in the oven and still enjoy a roasted, protein-packed meal that’s bursting with flavor!
Yields: 6 servings | Calories: 108 | Total Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium 188mg | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Protein: 15g | SmartPoints: 2
- 1 pound large raw shrimp, cleaned and deveined
- 3 cloves garlic, sliced thin
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro or parsley, for serving
- 6 large bamboo or metal skewers (if bamboo, soak in warm water 30 minutes prior to cooking).
Whisk together olive oil, lime juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and paprika for marinade.
Thread shrimp onto skewers, about 5 to 6 shrimp per skewer. Place on a plate. Pour marinade over shrimp skewers.
Oil grates of a grill and set to medium heat. Add skewers to grill and cook for about 2 minutes per side or until pink and opaque, basting with any extra marinade while cooking.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Lay skewers on baking sheet and roast for about 5 minutes, until pink and opaque.
Sprinkle with cilantro or parsley to serve, if desired.
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