Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Grilled Shrimp Skewers


  • 20-30 count raw shrimp, shelled & deveined 
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil  
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon rind
  •  1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt & pepper 
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh basil, minced 
  • 5-7 skewers, soaked in water for 20 min

1. In a medium bowl, mix olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice & rind, mustard powder, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, & basil.

2. Add shrimp and marinate for 15-20 minute.

3. Skewer 4-6 shrimp from head to tail.

4. On a well oiled grill, BBQ shrimp skewers for 2-3 minutes on each side.

5. In a small dish, smash a garlic clove, 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoon minced basil, & a dash of red pepper flakes. Soak flavors in 1 teaspoon olive oil.

6. Serve with lemon wedge & garlic basil oil 


  These simply delicious shrimp skews have been something my Dad has made with pasta for years. I personally like the BBQ myself so I decided to take the tradition out doors.


  This is whole30 & paleo approved but the recipe can be modified to your palate. If you like spicy you can add red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper. On whole30 you can add ghee to the shrimp or if you are not on whole30 you can add melted butter to the shrimp which is always delicious! 


  1. So nice! I haven’t seen this type of dish in any of the restaurant I have ever visited. I am quite eager to cook this dish at home. I think instead of written recipe, cooking videos would be more beneficial. Can you share the video for this recipe?

    1. Unfortunately I do not have a video but if you need any tips let me know. It's pretty easy to cook shrimp, they cook very quickly.