Lemon Ginger Shrimp Skewers

Here’s a shrimp recipe I made, skewer-style. It is high in protein and has healthy fat from the olive oil. I ended up with 4 skewers-full of shrimp, which you could split up into a few servings, and add some veggies or rice or serve on a salad – whatever floats your boat. 😉

Lemon Ginger Shrimp Skewers - Only 135 cal per skewer! delicious combo of garlic, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, ginger.

adapted from allrecipes.com

Lemon Ginger Shrimp Skewers

  • Servings: 4 skewers
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 9 oz shrimp (31-40/lb.), peeled and de-veined
  • 2 Tbs EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • wooden skewers (I used four 12-in skewers)


In a small bowl, whisk together the EVOO, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Reserve a small amount for basting. Pour the remaining mixture into a dish, add shrimp, and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hrs.

Soak skewers in water for 30 mins, then thread shrimp onto them. Discard marinade.

Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place shrimp on the baking sheet, pour reserved mixture on top, then broil for approximately 5 minutes, or until thoroughly cooked.


Estimated Nutrition Info (for 1 skewer — recipe makes 4 skewers):

135 cal

7 g. fat

13.5 g protein

0 carbs

0 fiber

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