Citrus-marinated Shrimp Skewers

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Pair with a citrus-loving side, like corn or asparagus, and serve with crusty bread or a helping of couscous.

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes


4 Servings


2 pounds shrimp, extra large (peeled, deveined, and patted dry)
1⁄4 cup olive oil, extra virgin
2 teaspoons orange zest
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic (pressed)
1 teaspoon ginger (minced)
2 tablespoons parsley (minced)
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground


Skewer the shrimp, four shrimp per skewer, and place in a baking pan or similar container.

In a cup, whisk the olive oil, orange zest, lemon zest, orange juice, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, parsley, salt and pepper. Pour the marinade over the shrimp and turn to coat.

Refrigerate the shrimp for 30 minutes to one hour.

Preheat the grill. Pour a tablespoon of vegetable oil into a cup, then use a wadded paper towel, held with tongs, to oil the grate. As you take each skewer out of the marinade, let it drip for a few seconds, then place on the oiled grate. Discard the marinade. Cook for about two minutes per side, until the shrimp is browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and serve.