Recipe By Holly Murphy
Published Jul 3rd
Prep 30m Cook 6m Additional - Ready In 36m
Servings 6 servings Calories 173.1

Shrimp marinated in lemon, garlic, and parsley for 30 minutes, then grilled. Can be used as an appetizer or main dish. This recipe also works well with scallops.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1 ½ pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a large, non-reactive bowl, stir together the olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, and black pepper. Season with crushed red pepper, if desired. Add shrimp, and toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. 2 Preheat grill for high heat. Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing once near the tail and once near the head. Discard any remaining marinade.
  3. 3 Lightly oil grill grate. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until opaque.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 173.1
  • Carbohydrate 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol 172.6 mg
  • Fat 10 g
  • Fiber 0.2 g
  • Protein 18.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5 g
  • Sodium 199.9 mg
  • Sugar 0.3 g

Chef's Notes

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.


  1. This was just okay to me. Not Great but not bad.. To me it needed some more flavor
  2. Since there was only the two of us, hubby just stuck these under the broiler. Delicately seasoned, light, fresh and flavorful. So refreshing to find a shrimp dish not heavily sauced or seasoned. Perfect.
  3. A definite favorite!! The marinade is so easy to prepare and can be done ahead of time. Instead of making kabobs, we used a grilling basket and cooked shrimp on the grill til it turned pink. Served over linguini with the following sauce: Saute together 1 stick butter, juice of 1 lemon, 1 T minced - Read more ...
  4. Thank you for this perfect light summer fare. I served with pasta that was lightly tossed with some of the marinade I kept separate- just added a little fresh lemon and some grated parmesan when plated- Yum Yum.
  5. My husband couldn't get enough of this dish! I made a double batch of the marinade and set aside half to coat the pasta; I then marinated pre-cooked shrimp using my FoodSaver for about 45 minutes. I grilled the shrimp on the Foreman grill (lined with foil for easy clean-up) and tossed the shrimp and - Read more ...
  6. These were tasty. My husband really liked them. I do have a suggestion if anyone would like to try it and that's add half oil and half butter and about 1/4 cup parm cheese. Place marinade in blender then marinate. The butter mixture will cling to the shrimp and give it more flavor while its - Read more ...
  7. I really can't rave enough about how good this was. Easy too! I only had frozen precooked jumbo shrimp. I defrosted it, marinated it and then grilled it for just a couple of minutes on each side. This was so good that even my husband (the cocktail sauce guy) ate it without sauce. I highly - Read more ...
  8. Great recipe!! Just tried a few changes - instead of marinating seperately first skewer - try adding mushrooms and scallops - add to a large ziploc freezer bag (just remember to cut the sharp tips off the skewers). Then add marinade to ziploc bag. Try rolling in a mixture of italian bread crumbs and parmasan - Read more ...
  9. Divine! Only my most favorite recipes get 5 stars! This was so good. I made two batches of the marinade, one batch for the shrimp and another batch to marinate boneless skinless chicken breasts. In the batch of marinade for the shrimp I used 4 tablespoons of butter. I only had dry parsely flakes. The - Read more ...
  10. My family absolutley goes crazy when I make this recipe. I follow the recipe exactly and it turns out incredible. I serve the shrimp with pasta that I toss with olive oil, garlic, salt, parmesan, italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. It is delicious :)

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