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Recipe: Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers

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We love these easy and delicious skewers for summer entertaining. Use them in so many recipes!

Make these simple & delicious Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers for your next cookout! MarlaMeridith.com
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time45 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time50 mins
 2 pounds jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact
 1/3 cup olive oil
 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
 4 cloves garlic, minced
 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
 salt and pepper to taste
 4 lemons, thinly sliced and halved
for topping
 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
 chopped fresh parsley leaves
1

Make the marinade: Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, thyme and smoked paprika. Season to taste with some salt and pepper.

2

Place the shrimp in a zip top bag and marinate with the marinade for 30 minutes up to 2 hours in the refrigerator.

3

Pre heat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit with the the rack in the middle.

4

Soak wooden skewers in water before using so they don't burn. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

5

Thread 4-5 shrimp onto the skewers alternating with the sliced lemons.

6

Place the skewers onto the baking sheet. Bake for 5-7 minutes, until pink, firm and cooked through.

7

Plate the skewers. Melt the butter. Drizzle it over the shrimp, sprinkle on the parsley.

8

Serve immediately.

9

*see notes for grilling

If using the grill: I like metal skewers for the grill best. Season the grill with some canola oil. Pre heat the grill to medium high. Grill skewers for 3 minutes on each side or until pink, firm and cooked through. Plate and finish with the melted butter and freshly chopped parsley.

Ingredients

 2 pounds jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact
 1/3 cup olive oil
 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
 4 cloves garlic, minced
 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
 salt and pepper to taste
 4 lemons, thinly sliced and halved
for topping
 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
 chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions

1

Make the marinade: Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, thyme and smoked paprika. Season to taste with some salt and pepper.

2

Place the shrimp in a zip top bag and marinate with the marinade for 30 minutes up to 2 hours in the refrigerator.

3

Pre heat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit with the the rack in the middle.

4

Soak wooden skewers in water before using so they don't burn. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

5

Thread 4-5 shrimp onto the skewers alternating with the sliced lemons.

6

Place the skewers onto the baking sheet. Bake for 5-7 minutes, until pink, firm and cooked through.

7

Plate the skewers. Melt the butter. Drizzle it over the shrimp, sprinkle on the parsley.

8

Serve immediately.

9

*see notes for grilling

Recipe: Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers

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