Grilled Shrimp and Citrus Skewers

Photo: John Kernick; Stylist: Alistar Turnbull/Pat Bates and Associates
Grilled Shrimp and Citrus Skewers are easy and tasty pick-up appetizers to offer your party guests. These zesty shrimp are grilled with bell peppers and orange and lemon wedges and served with a jarred romesco sauce.


Makes 12 servings (serving size: 1 skewer and 1 tablespoon sauce)

Nutritional Information

Calories 134
Fat 7.9 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Monofat 3.5 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 11 g
Carbohydrate 5 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 95 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 651 mg
Calcium 69 mg


1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 bell peppers, cut into bite-size chunks
1 orange, halved crosswise and cut into wedges
1 lemon, halved crosswise and cut into wedges
3/4 cup jarred romesco sauce (available at specialty markets)


1. In a large bowl, stir together zest, chili powder, and sea salt. Add shrimp to bowl with spice mixture and toss until well coated. Cover and refrigerate, at least 30 minutes.

2. Alternately thread shrimp, citrus wedges, and peppers on 12 (10-inch) skewers (there should be several per skewer).

3. Heat the grill to medium-high.

4. Place the skewers on grill. Grill, turning occasionally, until shrimp are pink and peppers are slightly charred (3-5 minutes). Transfer skewers to serving platter. Serve shrimp with romesco sauce.


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December 2011
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