Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp Kebabs

I loved this recipe that I adapted from Food.com.  I planned on grilling these shrimp (aren’t you proud Chris?) but alas it started raining right before I made dinner so I broke out my trusty grill pan (I know you are shaking your head Chris but I didn’t want to get wet).  Anyway, next time I will definitely try the outside grill because I have a feeling these babies would be ever better (if possible) when grilled.  I adapted the recipe so it used much less oil and they turned out fabulous.  I was worried that the panko crumbs wouldn’t stick to the shrimp but putting them in the refrigerator for at least an hour did the trick… the panko stuck beautifully!  We all loved these kebabs – especially my kids who gobbled them right up.  I serve these shrimp kebabs with a Mediterranean Pasta Salad for a delicious and healthy meal that the whole family loved – you can’t beat that!

Place the cleaned shrimp into a large zip lock bag then add the oil.  Mix until evenly coated.

Combine the panko crumbs with the basil, parsley, oregano, garlic, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, together in a bowl then mix until well combined.  Pour the panko mixture into the zip lock bag and shake until evenly coated.  Place the sealed bag into the refrigerator for at least one hour.

Soak the kebab skewers in water for a few minutes to prevent them from burning.   Spear the shrimp with the tail pointing in the same direction, three shrimp followed by a tomato then three more shrimp followed by a tomato, per skewer.  Repeat.

If using a grill, grill the skewers on HOT for 2 minutes per side.

If using a grill pan, heat a large grill pan over medium high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Add the skewers once the pan is HOT. Cook for 3 minutes, making sure to press down a bit so the shrimp get golden brown, then flip for 2-3 minutes, making sure to press them down again. Remove from the grill pan and place on the serving dish. Repeat the cooking process with the rest of the skewers. Serve with lemon juice on the side if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp Kebabs

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 10 min.

Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients:

2 lbs of shrimp
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp canola oil
1 cup of plain panko crumbs
1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
2 tsp fresh oregano, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Cherry Tomatoes
Skewers

Directions:

Place the cleaned shrimp into a large zip lock bag then add the oil. Mix until evenly coated.

Combine the panko crumbs with the basil, parsley, oregano, garlic, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, together in a bowl then mix until well combined. Pour the panko mixture into the zip lock bag and shake until evenly coated. Place the sealed bag into the refrigerator for at least one hour.

Soak the kebab skewers in water for a few minutes to prevent them from burning. Spear the shrimp with the tail pointing in the same direction, three shrimp followed by a tomato then three more shrimp followed by a tomato, per skewer. Repeat.

If using a grill, grill the skewers on HOT for 2 minutes per side.

If using a grill pan, heat a large grill pan over medium high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Add the skewers once the pan is HOT. Cook for 2-3 minutes, making sure to press down a bit so the shrimp get golden brown, then flip for 2 minutes, making sure to press them down again. Remove from the grill pan and place on the serving dish. Repeat the cooking process with the rest of the skewers. Serve with lemon juice on the side if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe inspired by Food.com

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32 Responses to “Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp Kebabs”

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    Mary — June 13, 2012 @ 10:39 pm

    These look fantastic, Pam. Grill or stove top, I’m sure my family would have devoured these. Thanks for the tip with refrigerating them first. I haven’t had a lot of luck with breading shrimp in the past. Can’t wait to try it!

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    Beth - Slice of Southern — June 13, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

    I love that these are breaded! Such a great idea, and for the grill!! Excellent recipe for summer.

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    lenia — June 14, 2012 @ 12:56 am

    This is an excellent idea!They look mouthwatering!Bravissima!!!

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    Blog is the New Black — June 14, 2012 @ 2:11 am

    I don’t do shrimp, but my fiance would LOVE this! Love that you used panko coating!

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    melissa@IWasBornToCook — June 14, 2012 @ 4:14 am

    These look great! A nice change from the usual grilled shrimp.

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    Kim in MD — June 14, 2012 @ 5:13 am

    Oh my gosh-this looks incredible, Pam! It must have been amazing with the pasta recipe you posted yesterday!

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    Jenn's Food Journey — June 14, 2012 @ 5:30 am

    Those look so tasty, Pam. And don’t let Chris give you too much shit, even he’s had to cook inside from time to time :)

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    Sandi — June 14, 2012 @ 5:45 am

    This looks wonderful Pam….I am going to print it out and definitely make it! Thanks for sharing.

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    Martha — June 14, 2012 @ 6:11 am

    They look and sound wonderful! I’ve been thinking of grilling some shrimp for the upcoming holiday weekend. Maybe I’ll give these a try.

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    Debbe — June 14, 2012 @ 6:57 am

    Those look amazing! Too bad my hubby is allergic to shellfish. I would so be making some.

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    gloria — June 14, 2012 @ 9:47 am

    Love tthos dish Pam, I love shrimps:)

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    Carmen Rosa — June 14, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    I love all recipes with shrim and this looks delicious !!!!!

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    Mary — June 14, 2012 @ 11:13 am

    Oh Pam! one look at that picture and I was hooked! what a great meal –
    Mary x

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    Blond Duck — June 14, 2012 @ 11:22 am

    Could I use fish?

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    Loly — June 14, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    WOW, Looks heavenly GOOOOOOOOOOD :D

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    Peggy Recker — June 14, 2012 @ 11:42 am

    Those look wonderful! I do have a bag of shrimp in the freezer!

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    Honey What's Cooking — June 14, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    omg, this is like out of this world.. just delicious. i love mediterranean flavors, so healthy and yummy, they take me back to france and italy.

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    Marjie — June 14, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    It’s been raining here a lot, too, maybe making up for our dry winter/spring? These shrimp look wonderful whether cooked inside or out! (I’ve been visiting my dentist and had other things crop up this week, but I’m OK, so you needn’t worry).

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    Helene — June 14, 2012 @ 2:47 pm

    They look incredible, I should try them. I like using Panko also.

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    Kate — June 14, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

    These look fantastic! What I wouldn’t give for just one skewer for dinner!! YuM!

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    Joanne — June 14, 2012 @ 6:14 pm

    I love food on a stick. Seriously, all the time. These look great!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 14, 2012 @ 7:42 pm

    Yay, I couldn’t wait for this post! And seriously, look at all that flavor! I have to make this asap.

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    Words Of Deliciousness — June 14, 2012 @ 7:56 pm

    I can see why everyone loved this shrimp at your house, they look delicious.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — June 15, 2012 @ 4:50 am

    They look to die for!

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    Jennifer — June 15, 2012 @ 7:10 am

    Oh, wow, these look fantastic. I love new shrimp recipes!

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    Larry — June 16, 2012 @ 3:39 am

    I must try this same meal. I really like how the panko stayed on the shrimp and can imagine how good the shrimp and pasta salad were together

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    Ashley DeMazza — June 16, 2012 @ 4:44 am

    These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them!
    Ashley DeMazza
    Falls Village, CT

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    Sarah B. — June 16, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    mmmmmm! I love shrimp & I’ve been trying to get my husband to enjoy it as much as I do! Anything you can grill, he eats, so I’ll have to try it :) Thanks for the recipe!

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    Chris — June 16, 2012 @ 7:32 pm

    Fortunately for me, I keep a gazebo over my grill so I only have to worry about rain in storms with winds in excess of 35 mph or so (ha ha).

    It still looks good, Pam, and I’m not shaking my head.

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    Pat in OR — July 25, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

    Wow, I was just looking through the blog for something a little different and found this great recipe. These kabobs look awesome and easy to make too. Love it!

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    easy recipes — November 6, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

    I love shrimp. These are one of the best recipes I’ve found for these yummy shrimps. So easy to make too.

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    Eleanor — December 29, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

    Excellent recipe. Added 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 3/4 teaspoon minced garlic to the oil. The recipe was easy and very delicious. I have been very happy with all the recipes that I have tried from the site.

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