Citrus-marinated Shrimp Skewers

Two skewers of grilled shrimp on a plate, garnished with lemon slices and a side bowl of grilled corn salsa.

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Recipe Information
Total Time: 45 minutes; 15 minutes active
Servings: 4

If you’re tight on time, these skewers are the perfect solution. The bright flavors of citrus bring out the succulent sweetness of the shrimp after a brief bath in the marinade and a few minutes on the grill.


  • 2 pounds extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined, patted dry
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Skewer the shrimp, four shrimp per skewer, and place in a baking pan or similar container.
  2. In a cup, whisk the olive oil, orange zest, lemon zest, orange juice, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, parsley, salt and pepper. Pour the marinade over the shrimp and turn to coat.
  3. Refrigerate the shrimp for 30 minutes to one hour.
  4. Preheat the grill. Pour a tablespoon of vegetable oil into a cup, then use a wadded paper towel, held with tongs, to oil the grate. As you take each skewer out of the marinade, let it drip for a few seconds, then place on the oiled grate. Discard the marinade. Cook for about two minutes per side, until the shrimp is browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and serve.

Serving Suggestion

Pair with a citrus-loving vegetable, like broccoli or asparagus, and serve with crusty bread or a helping of couscous.

Nutritional Information

210 calories, 2.5 g. fat, 365 mg. cholesterol, 300 mg. sodium, 0 g. carbohydrate, 0 g. fiber, 46 g. protein