Lemon pepper shrimp skewers on the grill provide a little sweet and a little heat and a whole lot of flavor.
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Lemon Pepper Shrimp Skewers on the Grill

 

Lemon pepper shrimp skewers on the grill provide a little sweet and a little heat and a whole lot of flavor.

Lemon pepper shrimp skewers on the grill provide a little sweet and a little heat and a whole lot of flavor.

A meal doesn’t have to be fancy, but delicious is definitely a preference. Lemon pepper shrimp skewers definitely aren’t fancy, but they sure are delicious. All it takes is a simple marinade, a few minutes to skewer the shrimp, then just a few minutes on the grill.

It’s your choice if you buy shelled and deveined shrimp or not, but one thing you want to make sure you have is raw shrimp. Don’t buy the precooked shrimp. Since these are going on the grill the precooked variety will most likely come off the heat with a rubbery texture, and that doesn’t make for an enjoyable dining experience.

When marinating steak and chicken, it’s usually suggested the longer the better. For shrimp, in an acidic marinade like this you don’t want to marinate it longer than twenty minutes. When I pulled the shrimp out at the twenty minute mark it was already showing signs of curing. In other words, the lemon juice was starting to turn the shrimp pink, the way it would if I were making ceviche.

If you want to bump up the lemon pepper flavor in this dish, reserve some of the marinade prior to adding the shrimp, then brush the reserved marinade on the freshly grilled shrimp. It will add an additional punch of flavor. Or, if you’re like me, you’ll just squeeze a fresh lemon over my shrimp skewers.


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Lemon Pepper Shrimp Skewers

Lemon pepper shrimp skewers on the grill provide a little sweet and a little heat and a whole lot of flavor.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Soak wooden skewers in advance if using. Peel and devein shrimp if needed. 

  2. Combine lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Reserve 1/4 cup of marinade if desired. Pour marinade over shrimp. Refrigerate shrimp for no more than twenty minutes.

  3. Thread shrimp on skewers. Grill on medium temperature for 3 to 5 minutes per side being careful not to over cook.

  4. Brush reserved marinade on grilled shrimp if desired.

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