Heavenly Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers

Heavenly is the only way to describe these grilled garlic shrimp skewers. The perfect grilled shrimp taste profile really does exist, and it’s very clean and simple – the way good food should be. These grilled garlic shrimp skewers are marinated in olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, parsley, and a dash of paprika; and then grilled quickly to enhance and meld all of those wonderful flavors together. 

These shrimp skewers are so good that you won’t even notice the other food on the table. In fact, you may not be aware of much else going around you at all. You may even forget your name momentarily. But one thing you won’t forget is keeping your eye on that one last skewer nobody has taken yet. Your cat-like reflexes and laser focus will still function for that purpose, I promise. 


1.5 lb. fresh jumbo shrimp

3 c. olive oil

4 cloves of garlic, minced

2 tsp. paprika

¼ c. fresh parsley, finely chopped

Juice from one lemon

Salt and pepper

Peel and devein the shrimp. Place the shrimp in a glass container, along with the olive oil, garlic, paprika, lemon juice, and parsley.  Allow the shrimp to marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes. 

Heat the grill to medium high heat.

Thread the shrimp onto skewers and season liberally with salt and pepper on both sides. Grill the shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side, or until they are pink and opaque. 

Serve immediately.

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