Lemon, Garlic and Basil Shrimp Skewers

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 4 mins

Use this recipe as a template for other shrimp skewers. If you don't have honey mustard, stir a little honey into Dijon. Limes would also work well instead of lemons. And if you're finding your home-grown chives or parsley getting out of hand, substitute them for the basil. These need to marinate for 45 minutes before cooking. Recipe developed for Food and Drink by Heather Trim.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk lemon juice with oil, mustard, garlic and lemon peel.
  2. Add shrimp and stir to coat.
  3. Marinate, covered and refrigerated, for about 45 minutes.
  4. Grease grill and preheat barbecue to high.
  5. Thread shrimp onto skewers and sprinkle both sides lightly with salt.
  6. Place on grill and barbecue until shrimp are pink, about 1½ to 2 minutes a side.
  7. Remove, place on a platter and sprinkle with basil.


Most Helpful

How many of these can I eat? Let's see...5, 25, no a billion. I'll see ya later, I've just started eating and I've just polished off my first 2. I have a ways to go. Made for ZWT#8~Australia/Family Picks.

gailanng August 25, 2012

The shrimps had a great taste. And the basil goes so well with them. Thanks Leslie :) Made for ZWT8 for Diners, Winers and Chives

Boomette August 12, 2012

We made two shrimp on the barbie tonight and we thought this one could have had a little kick to it. I think that the marinate time might need to be longer than the 45 minutes, next time I will marinate it several hours to pick up on the lemon flavor. They were good, but I think they could be better. Made for ZWT8.

morgainegeiser August 06, 2012

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