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People. Um. It’s June.

Are you saying what I’m saying? “What?! When? How?” I knoooow…what the!?

BUT, with June comes white-clothes season! YES!!!

Ahem… Please don’t forget to double check that those white pants you’re about to wear aren’t see-through. Go near a window and hold the mirror… do you see some dimple action? Or granny panties? Change your pants.

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Hey! You know what else?! Grilling season is here! Among other things, that means that Moms can take a break because Dad is in charge of making dinner! SCORE!

And he needs to cut the grass. And buy the beer. Aaaand clean the garage…

I’ll give him one day off; Father’s Day! I’ll even prepare his favorite – these Grilled Lemon and Thyme Shrimp and Veggie Skewers!

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These shrimp skewers are seriously fantastic. This is my favorite way to enjoy some shrimp poolside, backyardside, above the kitchen sinkside… you know how it is.

These skewers are the result of my favorite fish marinade. In fact, I don’t know how you do fish, or shellfish, without lemon, olive oil, and some fresh thyme. Ain’t nothin’ better. Buhlieve me!

I have to confess about the shrimp. Yeah. Those are from Wal-Mart. Precooked and all. The day you see me shelling shrimp, or anything else that can move, is the day that will never, ever come to be. Ewwwww!! Seriously, if I had to kill my own food, I would never eat. No way!

And going vegan is not an option because I will be hungry, forever.

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So. Go and get some frozen, precooked shrimp and do me a favor; let the shrimp soak up this marinade for a good 30 minutes to 1 hour, in the fridge. In the meantime, fire up the grill and keep it at medium heat. Shrimp don’t likey to be burney, m’kay? Good.

ENJOY!

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{Grilled} Lemon and Thyme Shrimp and Veggie Skewers

Prep Time: 50 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 00 minute

Yield: Serves 6 to 8

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Grilled shrimp skewers, flavored with lemon juice and thyme.

Ingredients

  • 1-pound frozen precooked shrimp, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 whole fresh lemons, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
  • sea salt, to taste
  • freshly ground peppercorns, to taste
  • cherry tomatoes
  • button mushrooms
  • 1 small zucchini, diced into 1/2-inch cubes
  • Skewers

Instructions

  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine shrimp, olive oil, lemon juice, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  • Toss bag lightly, and turn to coat; place in fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Prepare a charcoal or gas grill.
  • Remove shrimp from marinade. Reserve marinade for brushing.
  • On metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread shrimp and vegetables.
  • Grill covered, over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, turning once and brushing with marinade.

Notes

Serve as an appetizer, or as a meal over a bed of rice.

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  1. Ramona June 6, 2013 at 6:21 AM - Reply

    Love the healthy shrimp skewers… I love buying shelled shrimp. Shelling shrimp is for the birds. :)

  2. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts June 3, 2013 at 9:12 PM - Reply

    Kate, you made me smile–my white pants and shorts show up on Memorial Day and get put away on Labor day regardless of the temperature outside. I don’t own white shoes, so I’m not all fussy about those, but the pants (and the appropriate undergarments) you bet I am.
    I was hoping this recipe called for like a cup of fresh thyme, as I’ve got The Thyme That Ate Ohio taking over my herb bed right now.
    Thanks!

  3. Megan June 2, 2013 at 10:28 PM - Reply

    June means two things – it’s summer and it’s grilling season!! I’ve been on a serious shrimp kick lately, these looks totally craveable.

  4. Yea for grilling season! However, I’m the grill mistress in the family. I don’t allow Hubby to go near it. :)

    This recipe looks fantastic, my friend. Like you, I could never be vegan and this is the main reason why. I LOVE meat (and seafood).

  5. Helene D'souza June 2, 2013 at 9:45 AM - Reply

    Oh I understand you with the shelling… I hate shelling shrimps, it takes forever! I always ask my mother in laws servant if she can do it for me or the helpers in the restaurant. ^.^

    Love love love your skewers!!

  6. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen June 2, 2013 at 12:28 AM - Reply

    Nom! Nothing like shrimp on the barbie in the summer. Tasty looking grilled shrimp skewers, Kate! I’m with you on the “ewww”. Although, I buy my shrimp fresh, peeled and deveined…all ready to go (or freeze)! And, yes…marinating is a must for flavor! xo

  7. Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 2, 2013 at 12:09 AM - Reply

    There’s nothing better than grilled shrimp and veggies, I could eat this every night of summer! :)

  8. Valerie June 1, 2013 at 9:47 PM - Reply

    I just bought some spectacular ale that would go brilliantly with these shrimp skewers! Wanna come over, we can share? :D

  9. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet June 1, 2013 at 9:24 PM - Reply

    Skewers are an awesome addition to summer grilling!

  10. A_Boleyn June 1, 2013 at 9:07 PM - Reply

    Delicious skewers … I have to get some marinating and throw them on the bbq cause, finally, it’s warm enough to go out and bbq. And for those of us whose households are male-deficient … well, we just have to (wo)man up and do our own bbq’ing. :)

    PS: Shelling raw shrimp is not a biggie but mine come without the heads.

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