Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 10 mins

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).

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.


Most Helpful

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!

Mommy Diva July 11, 2008

Um Yum! I messed up the method of the recipe as I was in an ultra hurry and didn't read the instructions. I used Maldon sea salt, skipped steps 1-3 and added the salt and sugar to the rest of the marinade ingredients. Not to worry though they tasted wonderful (not salty at all) Due to time constraints I didn't skewer them either. Everyone who had them still gave them the thumbs up. 5 stars!

Stardustannie September 30, 2009

O - I am so excited this recipe has been posted. I would give it more than 5 stars! I had the pleasure of this chef actually make this for my family while on vacation. The Shrimp was plump and juicy and the flavors were perfectly balanced. I can't wait to make this again. It's one of my new Favorite Shrimp Dishes. Thanks for posting this Simple but Delicious and impressive recipe. ~V

Vseward (Chef~V) July 11, 2008

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