Citrus Marinated Skewers

  in Appetizers, Main Dishes, Recipes


2 lbs extra-large shrimp, peeled, deveined
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons orange zest
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic, pressed
1 teaspoon minced ginger
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
Bamboo* or metal skewers

  1. Assemble skewers using 4 shrimp per skewer. Place skewers in a baking pan or similar vessel.
  2. Whisk the olive oil, orange zest, lemon zest, orange juice, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, parsley, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Pour the marinade over the shrimp and turn to coat. Refrigerate shrimp for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Preheat a grill to medium. Let the skewers drip excess liquid, then place on the grill grate. (Discard the marinade.) Cook for about 2 minutes per side, until the shrimp is lightly browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and serve.

*Soak the skewers in water for 1 hour before using.