A focus on health and wellness doesn’t mean bland and flavorless! This lemony garlic shrimp skewer recipe packs the protein and flavor! Shrimp is easy to cook and delicious on anything from rice bowls to pasta. Shrimp is not only a power protein but is a great source of key vitamins and omega-3s. Three ounces of shrimp is around 84 calories and 18 grams of protein. Frozen shrimp is great to buy for this recipe if you are going to cook the shrimp over a couple of days. Upgrade your salads and grains!
Lemony Garlic Shrimp Skewers Recipe
Prep Time: 1 Hour
For the Shrimp & Marinade
2 lbs. Thawed Jumbo Shrimp (16-20/lb)
1 cup Olive Oil
1 Lemon, juiced & zested
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Scallions, green & white parts, chopped
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Chile Flakes
10-inch Skewers (be sure to soak woodenskewers in water for a few minutes before using)
For the Garlic Herb Crema
½ cup Sour Cream
3-4 tablespoons Milk
½ Lemon, juiced
1 clove Garlic, minced
¼ cup fresh Herbs (Parsley,Chives,etc.)
¼ cup Fresh Parsley, for garnish
- Prepare the marinade: mix together olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, scallions, salt and chile flakes in a ziploc bag or reusable bag. Add the shrimp, seal the bag and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Make the Garlic Herb Crema: stir together the sour cream, milk, lemon juice, garlic and fresh herbs. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Cook the shrimp skewers: preheat oven to 350°F. Add 4-5 shrimp to each skewer and brush each with leftover marinade. Place skewers on a baking sheet and bake for 9-13 minutes, or until shrimp is pink and no longer translucent. *If cooking on the grill, preheat to medium-high heat
- To serve, place skewers on a platter and drizzle with garlic herb crema and sprinkle with fresh parsley.