Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Obag6142

This is a great recipe from the July 2005 issue of Sunset Magazine. Can substitute 1 tbs of minced garlic for 2 cloves fresh garlic. Soak wooden skewers 2-3 hours prior to grilling (soaking time not included in preparation time listed in recipe).

Top Review by Mommy Diva

I must agree - so glad you post both this and the complimentary Recipe #313316. These are such an unexpected burst of flavor for such an easy recipe! Just the type recipe I love!! We also were treated to this chef and his creations on vacation - it was a solid two thumbs up (more than 5*'s) from everyone on the vacation. THIS is the skewer recipe you have been waiting for! Thanks for posting, Obag!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, mix salt and sugar; add shrimp and stir to coat.
  2. Cover and chill 45 mins to 1 hour.
  3. Rinse shrimp well and drain; also rinse and dry bowl.
  4. Return shrimp to bowl; add olive oil, parsley, lemon peel, garlic and pepper. Mix to coat.
  5. Thread shrimp on soaked wooden skewers.
  6. Grill over hot coals or high heat (you should be able to hold you hand over the heat for only 2 to 3 secs) turning once, until shrimp are bright pink and opagque but still moist-looking, 5 to 6 minutes.

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