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Garlic Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Garlic grilled shrimp skewers are what summer is all about. Savory, sweet, with plenty of heat - this grilled shrimp recipe has it all. It’s easy to make yet flavorful enough to serve at your next party.
Servings 4
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 16 mins


  • pound  large shrimp
  • 1/4  cup  olive oil
  • 1/4  cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/4  cup  fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • tablespoon  lemon juice
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  black pepper
  • Pinch cayenne pepper, adjust to spice preference


  • Add the olive oil, herbs, and spices to a small mixing bowl and whisk together.
  • Place the shrimp in a bowl and pour 3/4 of the marinade on top of the shrimp. Mix together gently to coat the shrimp evenly.
  • Cover the bowl and marinate the shrimp for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Thread the shrimp on the skewers and make sure to get all the good garlic and herbs from the bowl and spread on to the shrimp.
  • Heat a grill on medium high heat (around 400°F).
  • Once the grill is hot, arrange the shrimp skewers on the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until they turn pink and opaque.
  • Remove the shrimp skewers to a plate and spoon the remaining marinade on top before serving.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled, Seafood