Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp Kabobs

"These scrumptuous shrimp look and taste as if they have been deep-fried! Recipe makes eight servings, but they are so wonderful four people can easily devour them. They make an unusual grilled appetizer!"
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
16 kabobs




  • Place skewers in water and let them soak at least 20 minutes or until you are ready to use them.
  • Rinse and dry shrimp.
  • Put both oils in resealable plastic bag; add shrimp and toss to coat them with oil.
  • Add bread crumbs, garlic, parsley, basil, salt and pepper.
  • Toss shrimp to give them a coating of dry mixture.
  • (You're wondering how the breading is going to stay adhered to the shrimp, right? Fear not- that's what the next step accomplishes).
  • Seal bag and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • (Do not skip this step).
  • Thread shrimp on wet skewers.
  • Grill on HOT grill for 2 minutes per side or until golden.
  • Do not overcook.

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  1. Amazing! Shrimp turned out very nicely and breading did not fall off! Very good with cherry tomatoes. Thanks!
  2. Very good! I used more garlic and I also used lots of fresh basil. The breacumbs I used was the Italian. I let this set in the fridge for most of the day. Very good!
  3. Made this for dinner last night and it was great! We wanted something other than shrimp and pasta, or shrimp scampi. This recipe was so easy and my husband & I loved it! I added onion, cherry tomatoes and green & red peppers to the skewers. We live in an apartment and can't grill so I put them in the broiler. Nice change from our usual shrimp meals!
  4. Absolutely delicious, and so different. Everyone loved them, served alongside a nice steak. Some of the bread coating did come off when I was handling the shrimp to thread them on the skewers. I guess that's sort of unavoidable. A little more came off on the grill, but enough remained to impart the lovely Mediterranean flavor! Perhaps next time, I will refrigerate them even longer. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
  5. This is a wonderful recipe! The crumbs did fall off some, but it could be because I used Panko crumbs. Will definitely make them again and try regular bread crumbs to see if that works better. Served on skewers along with sliced rib eye steaks for a superb meal. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.


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