Grilled Herbed Shrimp Skewers

This recipe for grilled herbed shrimp skewers was inspired by a grilled shrimp recipe that our friend Evelyn makes;  it is a summer time classic.  The only difference between our recipes is the fresh herbs that were used.  Evelyn uses mixture of basil and parsley, we took things South of the Border by using cilantro and Serrano peppers.

Grilled Herbed Shrimp Skewers

We are in desperation mode over at Chez Us, trying to ease away a few pounds before tossing on swimsuits this week.  There have been lots of heavy veggie meals at our house the past week, with the exception of going away last weekend and blowing it.  That doesn’t count when you are in desperation mode, does it?  Regardless, we were craving some healthy and lean protein, so we decided to mix things up with some shrimp.

Normally around here we make the same two dishes when cooking with shrimp, a Portuguese recipe called Camarao Mozambique and scampi.  Pretty boring isn’t it?  With the arrival of a new gas grill, we have decided that we are going to start eating a lot lighter by grilling this summer.  One recipe that will be made over and over again are skewers.  Not sure about you but we love the simplicity of skewers, and grill them often when we go camping.  They are like a meal on a stick!  This is a recipe that we tend to get really creative with, and are now going to take it out of the woods into the kitchen.  Stay tuned.

Back to this hunky recipe of skewered shrimp.  The shrimp are marinaded in a mixture of yellow onion, garlic, Serrano chilies, a heavy hand of cilantro and fresh lime juice.  The flavors are pretty much, WOW, so we kept the veggie selection simple.  A few cherry tomatoes and baby spring onions was all that was needed to complete this one-stop recipe.  Grill them up, and serve with a big bowl of warm orzo that has been tossed with fresh herbs (we used chervil) and a drizzle of olive oil.

Hello Summer!!!

Grilled Herbed Shrimp Skewers


Can’t get enough of these skewers?  Check out some of these others that are teasing our tastebuds!

Grilled Curried Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce – Kalyn’s Kitchen

Grilled Curry Shrimp Skewers – Cooking Canuck

Thai Grilled Pork Skewers – She Simmers

Grilled Saffron Beef Skewers – Aida Mollenkamp









  1. Those look really good! A great summer dish.



  2. Ooooh yum! These look delicious :)


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