NNMC Picking Protein: Garlic-Lime Shrimp Skewers

Putting something on a skewer instantly makes it seem fancier. Plus, it can trick you into eating less because the food takes up so much more room on the plate. If you don't have skewers or it isn't warm enough to grill, you can also cook the shrimp in a pan on the stove-top (that's what I did). Shrimp are a great lean protein option and they take on other flavors quickly so no marinating is required. A simple toss will do.

Garlic-Lime Shrimp Skewers

serves 4-6


2 lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Juice of 1 lime*

3 cloves garlic

1/8 teaspoon salt

Pepper to taste


1. Combine extra virgin olive oil, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

2. Add shrimp and toss to coat.

3. Put shrimp on skewers and grill. Alternatively, skip the skewers and sear in a pan over medium-high heat.

*Tip: To get more juice out of a lime, heat it in the microwave for 10-20 seconds. Then, roll the lime on the counter under your palm. Slice it in half and juice as usual.