Easy grilled shrimp skewers, seasoned Mediterranean-style and marinated in olive oil and lemon juice. A flavor-packed Mediterranean appetizer in minutes!
For a girl who grew up blocks away from the Mediterranean, I’ve always had a soft spot for shrimp (and all seafood for that matter).
And these shrimp skewers are one of my favorite ways to serve shrimp or prawns as an appetizer.
In this quick recipe, the shrimp are seasoned very simply with oregano, sweet paprika, salt and pepper. Here, I rely more on fresh garlic paste and an olive oil-citrus marinade. And if you have time, it’s best to let the shrimp marinate for about 1 hour or so in the fridge.
I make this recipe all year round because it doesn’t require an outdoor grill. Most of the time, I use a cast iron grill or skillet like this one. It’s important to remember that even large shrimp cooks very quickly. And it’s easy to know when the shrimp skewers are ready. Once the shrimp have turned a pearly-pink color and the tails are bright red, as you see in the pictures, they are ready. The shrimp should be firm enough, but not too firm that they become rubbery.
You can turn these shrimp skewers into dinner, if you like. Simply use longer skewers to fit more shrimp, and add a side of Lebanese rice and any Mediterranean salad like fattoush, tabouli or Greek salad for a simple meal.
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