Grilled shrimp skewers marinated in a perfectly seasoned lemon garlic marinade are delicious as a quick and easy meal after a busy summer day. Plus with an array of grilled seasonal vegetables, bbq shrimp kabobs are a healthy whole30 or paleo recipe.
If you enjoy seafood and are looking for a new way to enjoy your grill this summer, you’ll love this satisfying easy meal.
Me? I love seafood. Shrimp is one of my favorites, but sometimes, just like grilling, my usual recipes get boring; I love trying new recipes. I found this one in an old cookbook and after tweaking the lemon garlic marinade recipe to our taste, it’s become one of our favorite summer barbecue recipes.
One of my favorite things about this grilled shrimp recipe is just how simple it is to make.
The lemon garlic marinade takes 5 minutes to mix together and it’s easy to make in the morning before you head out for work or whatever activities you have planned for the day. Just add the shrimp and then when you’re home and ready to eat that evening, you can have a delicious healthy grilled shrimp dinner on the table in about 20 minutes!
I won’t claim that my whole family loves this lemon garlic shrimp recipe. My kids aren’t the biggest fans of shrimp, but that’s fine with me because shrimp is more expensive. I consider shrimp dinners to be more of a special mom-and-dad dinner. The kids can have grilled hotdogs or Hawaiian Teriyaki burgers.
Grilled Shrimp Kabobs
This whole30 shrimp recipe makes enough for 4 people. You will need about 20 large shrimp, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, mushrooms, a large onion, a lemon, and if you have a favorite grilled vegetable, you can throw that on too.
How to make the Lemon Garlic Marinade
You’ll need minced garlic, fresh or dried parsley, sea salt, black pepper, olive oil, lemon juice, and ground ginger
Stir the marinade ingredients together, then add the shrimp to the bowl. Make sure your shrimp is covered with the marinade so you’ll get the best lemon garlic shrimp flavor. Cover the bowl.
Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 1 hour. If you’re wondering how long you can marinate shrimp for, you can do so for up to 2 days. That means if you start marinating your shrimp and you end up making other plans for dinner that night, you can still enjoy delicious grilled shrimp kabobs the next night.
On the other hand, if you’re in a big rush and forget to start the marinade in the morning (as simple as it is, sometimes it happens – I’ve forgotten too), you can marinate the shrimp for less than an hour and your lemon garlic grilled shrimp will still taste delicious.
Grilled Garlic Shrimp Recipe
Tip: if you’re using wooden skewers, while the shrimp is marinating, you can soak the skewers in water so they don’t burn on the grill.
Assemble your shrimp and vegetable kabobs any way you prefer with the vegetables. Allow for about 4 shrimp per skewer. You may choose to sprinkle a little salt and pepper on your zucchini for a little more flavor.
I love using this Zesty Sea Shakes salt – it’s lower sodium than table salt and contains sea salt, organic seaweed, onion, alfalfa, black pepper, garlic, lemon, and cayenne. It’s one of my favorite salt-like seasonings.
Heat the grill to around 350 degrees and put your skewers on the grill.
Brush on the leftover marinade for even more garlic lemon flavor.
Grill your Lemon Garlic Shrimp for about 5 minutes per side or until you see nice grill marks and the vegetables are cooked through.
At the same time, place the lemon halves on the grill.
Remove your grilled shrimp skewers and lemons; squeeze lemon juice over each skewer as desired.
Grilled shrimp skewers marinated in a perfectly seasoned lemon garlic marinade are perfect as a quick and easy meal after a busy summer day. Plus with an array of grilled seasonal vegetables, this is a healthy whole30 or paleo recipe.
- Place shrimp in a bowl and season with garlic, parsley, salt and pepper, olive oil, 1 tsp lemon juice and ground ginger. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour or longer.
- While shrimp is marinating, soak wooden skewers in water so they don’t burn on the grill. Begin assembling the skewers with vegetables in any arrangement you prefer. If you desire, sprinkle a little salt and pepper on the veggies, especially the zucchini. Allow for 4 shrimp per skewer.
- Heat your grill to low-medium heat or about 350 degrees.
- Place the skewers on the grill. Brush on leftover marinade for even more flavor (optional.) Cook for approximately 5 minutes per side, or until you see the development of nice grill marks and the vegetables are cooking through.
- At the same time, place the lemon halves, cut side down, on the grill as well. Remove from grill when the skewers are cooked through.
- Upon serving, squeeze the lemons over the skewers. Enjoy!
Optional: serve with rice or quinoa if you prefer some carbs.
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