Lemony Garlic Shrimp Skewers

These yummy citrus garlic shrimp skewers are a quick and easy way to please your guests.

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Lemony Garlic Shrimp Skewers

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  • Author: Baylee
  • Total Time: 1 Hour
  • Yield: 6 Skewers 1x


We love the bright notes of lemon, green onions (aka scallions) and garlic that make frozen shrimp from the supermarket seem like a meal on a bright spring or summer day, no matter the time of year. Bake or grill them, they taste fantastic – especially with a side of garlic herb crema. Perfect lazy meal to share with friends and family.



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
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chile Flakes
  • 10-inch Skewers (be sure to soak wooden skewers in water for a few minutes before using)

For the Garlic Herb Crema

  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 34 tablespoons Milk
  • 1/2 Lemon, juiced
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh Herbs (Parsley, Chives,etc.)
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Parsley, for garnish


1. 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.

2. Make the Garlic Herb Crema: stir together the sour cream, milk, lemon juice, garlic, and fresh herbs. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

3. 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. Add the skewers to the grill and cook about 2-3 minutes on each side, until shrimp is pink and no longer translucent.

4. To serve, place skewers on a platter and drizzle with garlic herb crema and sprinkle with fresh parsley.

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