Lemon Ginger Shrimp


Barbequed shrimp marinated in lemon and ginger with a hint of sesame.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 4 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
9 servings


  • 3 pounds jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger root

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro leaves

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • skewers


  1. In a blender or food processor, process the olive oil, sesame oil, lemon juice, onion, garlic, ginger, cilantro, paprika, salt, and pepper until smooth. Reserve a small amount for basting. Pour the remaining mixture into a dish, add shrimp, and stir to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours.

  2. Preheat grill for medium heat. Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing once near the tail and once near the head. Discard marinade.

  3. Lightly oil grill grate. Grill shrimp for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until opaque. Baste with reserved sauce while cooking.


The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

286 Calories
16g Fat
4g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 286
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 230mg 77%
Sodium 355mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 325mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.