{Grilled} Lemon and Thyme Shrimp and Veggie Skewers

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Grilled Lemon and Thyme Shrimp and Veggie Skewers | www.diethood.com | #recipe #grilling #shrimp

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.

I’m just trying to help… πŸ™‚

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!

Grilled Lemon and Thyme Shrimp and Veggie Skewers | www.diethood.com | #recipe #grilling #shrimp

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.

Grilled Lemon and Thyme Shrimp and Veggie Skewers | www.diethood.com | #recipe #grilling #shrimp

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.


{Grilled} Lemon and Thyme Shrimp and Veggie Skewers

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Prep Time50 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr
Grilled shrimp skewers, flavored with lemon juice and thyme.
Servings: 8
Calories: 115


  • 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


  • 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 15 minutes.
  • 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 2 to 3 minutes on each side, turning once and brushing with marinade. Discard marinade.


Serve as an appetizer, or as a meal over a bed of rice.
Nutrition Facts
{Grilled} Lemon and Thyme Shrimp and Veggie Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 142mg47%
Sodium 443mg18%
Potassium 146mg4%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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12 Responses
  1. Jessica

    “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!”

    I… Are you implying us women are usually incapable of using grills? Or men are incapable of cooking with anything BUT a grill? What about us Moms who married other Moms?

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Omg, absolutely not! I’m SO sorry if it comes across that way. I said what I said because men love to hog the grill, BUT in no way do I mean/imply that us women can’t do it. Again, my apologies, please, if you took it that way – it’s not how I meant it.

  2. Ramona

    Love the healthy shrimp skewers… I love buying shelled shrimp. Shelling shrimp is for the birds. πŸ™‚

  3. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts

    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.

  4. Megan

    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.

  5. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time

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

    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).

  6. Helene D'souza

    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!!

  7. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    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

  8. Laura (Tutti Dolci)

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

  9. Valerie

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

  10. A_Boleyn

    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. πŸ™‚

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

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