Herb-Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Lemon-Herb 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.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 skewers and 4 teaspoons feta)
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Recipe Time

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Prep Time:
Other: 45 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 140
  • Calories from fat: 37%
  • Fat: 5.7g
  • Saturated fat: 1.5g
  • Protein: 20.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 1.6g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 171mg
  • Iron: 2.7mg
  • Sodium: 327mg
  • Calcium: 68mg

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 1. Soak wooden skewers in water 30 minutes.
  2. 2. Thread 3 shrimp onto each skewer, and place skewers in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish.
  3. 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. 4. Prepare grill.
  5. 5. Place skewers on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill 5 to 6 minutes or until done, turning skewers occasionally.
  6. 6. Combine remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon oregano, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and feta cheese; toss gently.
  7. 7. Remove shrimp from grill, and place 2 skewers on each of 4 plates. Top evenly with lemon-herb feta.
Note:

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