Shrimp Skewers with Garlic-Lime Marinade

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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.

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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!

Shrimp Skewers with Garlic-Lime Marinade

Shrimp Skewers with Garlic-Lime Marinade

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

Ingredients

  • 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).
    Dipping Sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each garlic and onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon each black pepper and sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons each: Italian parsley, chopped chives, and fresh lime juice

Instructions

  1. Whisk together olive oil, lime juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and paprika for marinade.
  2. Thread shrimp onto skewers, about 5 to 6 shrimp per skewer. Place on a plate. Pour marinade over shrimp skewers.
    To grill:
  1. 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.
    To roast in oven:
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Lay skewers on baking sheet and roast for about 5 minutes, until pink and opaque. Sprinkle with cilantro or parsley to serve, if desired.
    Optional Dipping Sauce - Whisk all ingredients until combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.
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