Greek Grilled Shrimp Skewers

by Matt on January 19, 2011

The flavors of the Mediterranean hane to be one of my all time favorite combinations.

Fresh herbs…

Olive oil…

Garlic…

Lemon…

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Not only do I love Mediterranean flavors, but I also love grilled shrimp. People down here in Alabama only like them breaded and deep fried, but I love the lightness and the freshness of this dish.

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I served this as an appetizer dish for a friend over the weekend, but this could easily be served as a main dish. If you are looking for a simple meal that is loaded with flavor, these shrimp will hold their ground

Greek Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of wild shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Juice from one lemon
  • Zest of 1/2 a lemon, minced
  • 1/4 fresh oregano, chopped (or 2 tsp dried)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2 TBS olive oil

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together all of the ingredients except for the shrimp.
  2. Toss shrimp in the marinade and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Skewer the shrimp and grill for 3-4 minutes, or until just cooked through.

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What is your favorite way to prepare shrimp?

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January 19, 2011 at 8:12 AM

A refreshing take on grilled shrimp! Yum!
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January 19, 2011 at 8:26 AM

I love coconut shrimp. I’ll have to find a recipe to make it at home :-)
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January 19, 2011 at 9:23 AM

YUM! If only my boyfriend would eat shrimp…I wonder if you could make this with another kind of fish…?
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January 19, 2011 at 9:25 AM

We love grilled shrimp, too. With a little balsamic reduction (and brown sugar) and red pepper flakes we eat ‘em up!!
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January 19, 2011 at 10:08 AM

I need those right now. Should I send you my address for you to start shipping your amazing creations?!?!
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January 19, 2011 at 10:40 AM

I’m not a fan of shrimp (or much seafood) but the flavors on this sound great :)

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January 19, 2011 at 11:08 AM

Oooh you’ve got me craving shrimp now!

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January 19, 2011 at 12:06 PM

I really need to try grilled shrimp! Your recipe looks INCREDIBLE! I’ve only had shrimp breaded and fried (which isn’t very good for you)– now I need to try it grilled! Thanks!
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January 20, 2011 at 1:02 AM

Grilled on a cedar plank with bbq sauce! Have you ever grilled on a cedar plank? Doing salmon that way will change your views on salmon forever.

And the grass-fed beef tonight… wow!
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