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shrimp skewers layered one on top of the other on a white plate

Garlic Basil Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Katerina | Diethood
Crisp and juicy grilled shrimp stacked on a skewer and marinated to perfection with garlic, lime, and other simple seasonings.
Servings : 4
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, firmly packed
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, firmly packed
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact
  • lime wedges, for serving


  • Combine basil leaves, parsley, olive oil, garlic, lime juice, salt, and pepper in a mini food processor and puree.
  • Set aside 2 tablespoons of the basil mixture.
  • Add shrimp to a large bowl.
  • Add remaining basil mixture to the shrimp and gently stir to combine. Cover and let sit 15 to 20 minutes. If using bamboo skewers, let them sit in water for at least 15 minutes before adding on the shrimp.
  • Preheat a grill to Medium-High.
  • Thread the shrimp onto the skewers.
  • Brush the grill grates with vegetable oil.
  • Grill the shrimp skewers for about 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until just charred and cooked through.
    When properly cooked, the shrimp exterior should be pink with red tails and the flesh will be slightly opaque in color. Do not cook for too long or the shrimp will be rubbery.
  • Remove shrimp from grill and brush with reserved basil mixture. Serve with lime wedges.



NET CARBS: 0 grams


Calories: 294 kcal | Carbohydrates: 1 g | Protein: 35 g | Fat: 16 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 429 mg | Sodium: 1615 mg | Potassium: 157 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 395 IU | Vitamin C: 14 mg | Calcium: 254 mg | Iron: 4 mg

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.

Course: Dinner/Appetizers
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
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