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Herb-Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Lemon-Herb Feta

Oxmoor House
Prep time 6 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Other time 45 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 skewers and 4 teaspoons feta)
These skewers are great served over hot couscous or orzo. Complement this dish with a side of steamed asparagus or zucchini. The lemon-herb feta would also be a delightful accompaniment to grilled fish.


  • 8 (6-inch) wooden skewers
  • 24 medium shrimp (about 1 pound), peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup (1.3 ounces) crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 140
  • caloriesfromfat 37 %
  • fat 5.7 g
  • satfat 1.5 g
  • protein 20.2 g
  • carbohydrate 1.6 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • cholesterol 171 mg
  • iron 2.7 mg
  • sodium 327 mg
  • calcium 68 mg

How to Make It

  1. Soak wooden skewers in water 30 minutes.

  2. Thread 3 shrimp onto each skewer, and place skewers in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish.

  3. Combine 1 teaspoon olive oil, 2 teaspoons oregano, lemon rind, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; pour over skewers, turning to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes.

  4. Prepare grill.

  5. Place skewers on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill 5 to 6 minutes or until done, turning skewers occasionally.

  6. Combine remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon oregano, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and feta cheese; toss gently.

  7. Remove shrimp from grill, and place 2 skewers on each of 4 plates. Top evenly with lemon-herb feta.

Cook's Notes

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