Garlic Shrimp Kabobs


This shrimp kabob recipe is quick and easy — and is perfect for beginners. It requires minimal ingredients but is bursting with flavor. Serve over a bed of rice with fresh lemon wedges.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 pound frozen shrimp, thawed and peeled

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 1 pinch finely chopped parsley

  • metal skewers

  • cooking spray


  1. Rinse and dry shrimp.

  2. Whisk olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, pepper, and parsley together in a bowl and pour into a large resealable plastic bag. Add shrimp, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Lightly coat metal skewers with cooking spray.

  4. Remove shrimp from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade. Place about 5 shrimp on each skewer.

  5. Cook on the preheated grill until shrimp are bright pink on the outside and the meat is opaque, about 5 minutes; do not overcook.

    close up view of Garlic Shrimp Kabobs on a platter with lemon wedges and fresh herbs
    France C


Wooden skewers may be substituted for metal skewers, if desired. Before using, soak wooden skewers in water for 15 minutes to prevent them from catching on fire on the grill.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

141 Calories
10g Fat
1g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 141
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 133mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 118mg 3%

* 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.

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