Zesty Citrus Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Picture this: a warm summer evening, a gentle breeze in the air, and the enticing aroma of Zesty Citrus Grilled Shrimp Skewers wafting from the grill. This recipe is a true delight for seafood lovers, combining the tangy goodness of citrus with perfectly grilled shrimp.
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Zest and juice of 2 lemons
- Zest and juice of 2 limes
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Start by preheating your grill to medium-high heat.
- In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, lime zest, lime juice, minced garlic, chopped cilantro, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create a marinade.
- Thread the shrimp onto skewers, making sure they are evenly spaced.
- Brush the shrimp skewers generously with the citrus marinade.
- Place the skewers on the preheated grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until the shrimp turn pink and opaque.
- Remove the skewers from the grill and serve hot, garnished with extra cilantro and wedges of lemon and lime.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
These Zesty Citrus Grilled Shrimp Skewers are a burst of flavor in every bite. The marinade infuses the shrimp with the refreshing taste of lemon and lime, while the grill adds that perfect smoky char. It’s an ideal dish for your next barbecue or summer gathering.
Nutritional Information (per serving):
- Calories: 198
- Protein: 23g
- Carbohydrates: 2g
- Fat: 10g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Cholesterol: 239mg
- Sodium: 466mg
- Potassium: 185mg
- Fiber: 1g
- Sugar: 1g
- Vitamin A: 2%
- Vitamin C: 24%
- Calcium: 16%
- Iron: 2%
Picture yourself enjoying these succulent shrimp skewers with friends and family, their taste buds dancing to the zesty citrus flavors. It’s a dish that brings people together and creates unforgettable summer memories. So fire up the grill and treat your loved ones to these delectable Zesty Citrus Grilled Shrimp Skewers at your next gathering!