Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
4 servings (serving size: 2 skewers)

The simplicity of this dish belies its incredible taste. Bay leaves and lemon wedges infuse peppered shrimp with woodsy and citrus flavors. If your grocery doesn't carry fresh bay leaves, substitute good-quality dried bay leaves (such as Spice Island) soaked overnight in water. Leave the tails on the shrimp for a prettier presentation.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare grill.

Step 2

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Add shrimp; toss to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 10 minutes.

Step 3

Place bay leaves and lemon wedges in a large bowl. Coat with cooking spray; toss to coat.

Step 4

Thread 4 lemon wedges, 4 shrimp, and 4 bay leaves alternately onto each of 8 (10-inch) skewers. Place skewers on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 2 minutes on each side or until shrimp are done.

Ratings & Reviews


May 25, 2015
I ate an entire pound all by myself! Will make again and again! Maybe I will do lime, cilantro and garlic sometimes, too.

Renee5732's Review

May 04, 2013
We loved this recipe! The marinade was wonderful. We also used clams- marinading with the shrimp. The bay leaves did catch on fire, but it was under control. Will make again!

MStPierre's Review

March 24, 2012
These shrimp were far tastier than the effort required to assemble them implies!! I will definitely make this again. I used fresh bay leaves, but they still burnt to a crisp on the grill. We did one lemon wedge, one bay leaf, and one shrimp per skewer and served them as appetizers.

froggi's Review

August 20, 2011
We've been making this for years and it never disappoints! Tonight we mixed it up with a few scallops and shrimp and it was just as tasty. We always pair this with a citrus-dressed salad for the perfect summer meal.

AngelaK66's Review

May 13, 2011
This is one of the best spring/summer recipes - ♥♥♥ it!! We've done it with both shrimp & scallops, and even just scallops. Every time it's delicious. I've had to use dried bay leaves as I've never been able to find fresh (I soak them to soften them), but I'm always amazed at how much flavor is added.

Becky54's Review

June 28, 2010
Good and easy meal. I don't think I need quite as much lemon on each skewer.