Roasted Herb Shrimp Skewers

Roasted Herb Shrimp Skewers

There’s something wonderfully elegant about serving meat on a stick. In this case, plump and juicy shrimp are the stars of the show.

My preferred method for perfectly cooked shrimp every time is by tossing them in a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. A quick roast in the oven helps to bring out their natural flavors. However, I wanted to serve something with a little more special for a recent dinner party I hosted.

The marinade was deliciously easy to prepare and created shrimp that was a feast for the eyes. I’m looking forward to the summer season when I will be able to cook them on the grill.

Roasted Herb Shrimp Skewers
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Recipe Type: Appetizers
Serves: 4-6 people
  • 1 ½ Tbl. fresh garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbl. (1 medium) shallot, minced
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, minced
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, minced
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 lbs. large uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  1. Toss all of the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Cover and allow the shrimp to marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour. I have left them in the fridge up to 5 hours with no problems.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Soak 6-8 inch wooden skewers in warm water for 20 minutes. With the tails pointing in the same direction, skewer four shrimp on each rod. Discard the leftover marinade.
  3. Place the skewers on an elevated rack in a small sheet pan. Roast at 400 degrees for 4-6 minutes until the shrimp are pink, juicy and tender. This recipe makes approximately 12-14 skewers of shrimp.
Author's Note
Adapted from Ina Garten: Barefoot Contessa Parties!


  1. How long would you put these on a gas grill?
    They look sooooo good.

    PS….thanks for having the option of notification for followup.

    • The shrimp cook-up pretty quickly on a gas grill. I would cook them for 2 minutes on each side. Any longer and they would get pretty tough and chewy. Love to hear how it goes!

  2. Tried these for dinner last night. They were amazing! I used rosemary sprigs instead of wooden skewers.

  3. That skewered shrimp looks so fresh and good!

  4. I just love this. I made mine not too long ago…I think it’s time to make it again.

  5. Gorgeous photo! I love meat on sticks but I’d be inclined to use coriander with prawns. Just my personal preference.

  6. I’m a big fan of anything on a stick.

  7. Shrimp is the absolute favorite of Kid #1! Add in the stick and — these would be his all-time fave!

    Definitely trying this (maybe even today). We are year round kind o’ grilling crazy.

  8. I’m loving shrimp again, so those skewers look FABULOUS!

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