12 Grilled Shrimp Kabobs for Quick Summer Dinners
Take full advantage of grilling season with easy, fast, and delicious skewer dinners. Food on a stick is just more fun, and there are endless ways to customize grilled kabobs and skewers to your taste. Each of these kabobs features shrimp, for a hearty main that cooks very quickly (be careful not to overcook). Find tropically-inspired combinations like teriyaki shrimp with pineapple or spicy combos that pack a serious punch like shrimp-stuffed jalapeños wrapped in bacon. Here are 12 mouthwateringly good grilled shrimp kabobs perfect for summer entertaining or busy weeknight dinners.
Thai Spiced Barbecue Shrimp
The spicy marinade for this barbecue shrimp is made with just six ingredients: lemon juice, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, garlic, brown sugar, and curry paste. "This was a unique combination of marinating ingredients where no one ingredient stood out, creating a flavorful shrimp not dominated or obscured by other seasonings," says reviewer naples34102.
Grilled Tequila-Lime Shrimp
Spicy Coconut and Lime Grilled Shrimp
Lime and coconut is a classic, island-inspired combination, but add jalapenos to the mix and you have a sweet-heat marinade that's perfect for summertime. "The only thing I changed was to set aside a few tablespoons of the marinade to brush on while grilling," says reviewer RushedCook.
Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers
"They are perfect for summer weeknights or weekend dinner parties," says recipe creator and Allrecipes Allstar France C of these shrimp and pineapple skewers. "Prep the sauce ahead of time for an even faster dinner. I prefer to use jumbo shrimp (21-25 per pound), however use what you have on hand." Top with sesame seeds and cilantro.
Maui Wowie Shrimp
Shrimp is seasoned with garlic salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and coated in mayonnaise and cooked on the grill until golden-brown. Serve with fresh lemon wedges.
Garlic Shrimp Kabobs
Steve's Spicy Shrimp Kabobs
Meal on a Stick - Shrimp Kabobs
Summer Fresh Shrimp Kebabs
These summer fresh kabobs will be the shining star of the barbecue or picnic. An herbaceous marinade consisting of cilantro, parsley, garlic, shallot, lemon zest and juice, and lime zest and juice brings fresh flavor to grilled shrimp.
Grilled Shrimp Jalapeno Kabobs
Shrimp-stuffed jalapeños are wrapped in bacon in this spicy kabob recipe. For even more heat, leave some of the jalapeño seeds.
Grilled Pesto Shrimp Skewers
Pesto is for more than pasta. In this four-ingredient recipe, prepared pesto is brushed over skewered shrimp and grilled. Serve with fresh basil and lemon slices.
Aloha Teriyaki Shrimp Skewers
Take a trip to the Hawaiian islands straight from your own backyard. Teriyaki shrimp, fresh pineapple, and bell pepper are alternated on a skewer and grilled. Top it all off with a little shredded coconut and serve with rice.