Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers

3 WWPP Posted by 10 years ago 16 Comments

I received an “Ask Roni” email the other day from Deanna requesting shrimp recipes so when I saw them at the grocery store tonight, I thought, humpf, Why not?

So upon returning from the store I whipped up a quick marinade, let the shrimp sit for about 20 minutes while I put the groceries away and then I grilled them on skewers.

To my surprise the husband offered up his dinner praises without being prompted. I almost fell out of my chair! He only had one complaint about the shrimp being hard to shell. Hey, I can live with that! Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers

  • 3 cloves of garlic run through a garlic press
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey (21g)
  • Kosher Salt & Pepper
  • 1 pound of uncooked shrimp (I used 26-30 count)

Mix the garlic, oil, lemon juice, honey, and a sprinkle of salt & pepper in a medium bowl.

Add the shrimp to the bowl and toss to coat. let sit for at least 20 minutes.

Skewer the shrimp and grill about 3-4 minutes a side until pink all the way through.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 1-2 skewers
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
139 2g 1g old: 3 new: 3
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
4g 0g 5g 25g

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    May 5, 2008

    This recipe sounds really good. I have made shrimp skewers before and i love them for a good, satisfying WW meal! They are so low in calories. I would also love to see more shrimp recipes. I make a shrimp pasta using whole wheat linguine and saute the 1 pound bag of frozen shrimp in 2 tbsp olive oil and 2 tsp minced garlic. Then drain the pasta, toss in the olive oil and shrimp, top with fresh chopped parsley and serve with a green salad. Can also add chopped roma tomatoes for a completely different taste.


    May 6, 2008

    Roni I've only recently started lurking here to find good healthy recipe ideas and have a quick question about the marinade. I love lemon juice but was wondering if you think that a tablespoon of lime juice would be a good substitute? I have a lot of it and thought this might be a good instance when it could stand in. Anyway, they look very yummy!


    May 7, 2008

    I think it would be fabulous!! Try it and let me know!


    May 13, 2008

    I just saw this, am I a moron or what? I am at your site EVERY DAY, duh!! I can't wait to make it this week. I did make the Veggie and Shrimp (sans angel hair) recipe you gave me for Mothers Day and got RAVE reviews!! So kudos to you (and me for following the recipe)!


    May 24, 2008

    I am thinking you cook with the shell on, since your husband complained, is that correct?

    Tammy C

    May 26, 2008

    Awesome!!! Made this over the weekend the husband and I both really enjoy it! I used shrimp that had already been shelled turned out Awesome!!! Thanks Roni!


    May 26, 2008

    Karen - Yes it is. But next time I won't!


    May 29, 2008

    Hi Roni! First of all--you are beautiful! Secondly,going on the shrimp theme--might I divulge that I love goat cheese? But to the point: I went to Trader Joe's and bought a package of turkey bacon; a bag of cooked, de-veined shrimp; a tub of crumbled goat cheese; some organic dates; jar of olives; and a bag of pineapple slivers. *I pre-heated the oven to "broil" and sprayed some foil with olive-oil no-stick spray *Cut the turkey bacon slices in half, length-wise *split and de-pitted the dates *finely chopped the olives and scooped into the pitted dates *wrapped uncooked turkey bacon halves around the olive-stuffed dates and secured with a toothpick *wrapped turkey bacon around 2 shrimp (with pinapple slivers in between them) and secured with a toothpick *broiled in oven for a couple of minutes had a bit of crumbled goat cheese (1/8 cup?) with the bacon-wrapped dates & shrimp works great as a party appetizer OR as a dinner, perhaps atop couscous??? Just guesstimating the WW points: per bacon wrapped date (with goat cheese and olives): 1.5 points per bacon wrapped shrimp (with goat cheese and pineapple): 1.5 points very gourmet! tasty & satisfying!! (and quick!) also works with scallops, atop seasoned rice, etc. Trader Joe'sweet chili sauce is also good with this, and is >1 point per serving.


    June 12, 2008

    Made them last night, they were great. I forgot the olive oil (duh?!), so a little dry but yummy nonetheless!!


    April 24, 2009

    I made this tonight for dinner with a few of Ronis other recipes..Everyone loved it!


    June 14, 2009

    Leomn Garlic Shrimp Skewers are awesome! I used a bit more lemon. The flavor was so delicate. YUM!

    Deanna - The Unnatural Mother

    April 7, 2010

    How funny, I searched your site for a shrimp recipe, and came upon the recipe that you put together after I requested one about two years ago. Damn, I've have LOST my mind but I did make these last night, and did not forget the olive oil this time, added a tad more honey...can we say DELISH!!! What's with me and Shrimp? Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, I can't tell you how much it means to me that, you - the fabulous Roni took the time to read a post!! Made my day!


    June 27, 2011

    Could I bake or cook these in a skillet??? If so, for how long or at what temp???


    June 28, 2011

    Try broiling them about 4-5 minutes or toss in a skillet sprayed with non-stick spray over medium heat for 3-5 minutes tossing now and then.


    June 28, 2011