Zesty Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers
Zesty Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers are a delightful summer treat that will transport your taste buds to a sunny coastal paradise. These skewers combine the freshness of shrimp with the zing of lemon and the savory goodness of garlic. It’s a perfect dish for a backyard barbecue or a weeknight dinner that will have your family and friends asking for seconds.
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
- Fresh parsley for garnish
- In a bowl, combine the minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create the marinade.
- Add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the marinade, ensuring they are well coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to marinate.
- Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
- Thread the marinated shrimp onto the soaked wooden skewers, alternating with pieces of lemon slices.
- Place the shrimp skewers on the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until the shrimp turns pink and slightly charred.
- Remove the skewers from the grill and garnish with fresh parsley.
- Serve your Zesty Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers hot with your favorite sides and enjoy!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
These Zesty Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers are bursting with flavor and make for a quick and delicious meal. The tangy lemon and garlic marinade infuse the shrimp with a refreshing kick, while grilling adds that perfect smoky touch. Whether you’re hosting a summer cookout or simply craving a taste of the coast, these skewers will satisfy your seafood cravings.
Nutritional Information (per serving):
- Calories: 215
- Protein: 24g
- Carbohydrates: 3g
- Fat: 12g
- Fiber: 1g
Zesty Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers are not just a meal; they’re a culinary experience. The combination of citrusy lemon, aromatic garlic, and succulent shrimp will leave your taste buds dancing with joy. Whether you’re grilling by the beach or in your own backyard, these skewers are sure to be a hit. So, fire up the grill, gather your loved ones, and savor the flavors of summer with this delightful dish!