Rosemary Shrimp Scampi Skewers

Rosemary Shrimp Scampi SkewersDifficulty: Easy

Category: Main / Seafood

Time: Hands on 15 minutes / Total time 45 minutes

Servings: 2 (3 skewers each)


From Cooking Light

Shrimp scampi is an easy way to enjoy Italian cuisine at home. Threading olive oil-marinated shrimp on rosemary-branch skewers imparts a subtle herb flavor to the dish and a fantastic scent to your table.


1 Tbsp white wine vinegar

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

1 tsp olive oil

1/8 tsp sea salt

1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 garlic clove, minced

18 large shrimp, peeled and deveined (about ¾ pound)

6 (6 inch) rosemary sprigs

Cooking spray


Combine first 6 ingredients in a zip-top plastic bag. Add shrimp to bag; seal and shake to coat. Marinate in refrigerator 3 minutes, turning bag occasionally.

Working with 1 rosemary sprig at a time, hold leafy end of sprig in 1 hand. Strip leaves off sprig with other hand, leaving ½ inch of leaves attached to leafy end of sprig. Repeat procedure with remaining rosemary springs to make 6 rosemary skewers. Thread 3 shrimp onto each rosemary skewer.

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat both sides of shrimp skewers with cooking spray. Arrange 3 skewers on pan; cook 2w minutes on each side or until shrimp are done. Remove from pan; keep warm, repeat procedure with remaining skewers.

Note: Rosemary has a long history of being associated with the heart. It  has been believed by many to be a love charm, by others to be a token of remembrance. Bamboo skewers also work quite well.

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