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Spicy Shrimp Skewers Recipe Goes From Grill to Plate in 10 Minutes!

Nothing says quick and easy quite like food on a stick.

I don’t know about you, but kabobs and skewers make eating so much more fun. I love the variety of meats, veggies and seasonings you can mix and match, plus you can bet your taste buds will be dancing. And while the possibilities are endless, but current favorite is our test kitchen’s Spicy Shrimp Skewers recipe — it’s just the perfect summer meal.

Our spice-rubbed shrimp goes from the grill to the table in just 10 minutes. And it’s extra delicious served atop curried basmati rice. Garnish with lime and cilantro to bring a little bit of zest to the dish. Yum! We bet this is one dinner that’ll be gone in a flash, but if you do happen to have leftover, check out our tips for how to reheat shrimp.

And for more shrimp recipes, check out our Shrimp With Kale, Tomatoes and Rice and Angel Hair Pasta With Shrimp and Asparagus.


4 serving

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  • 8 (10") wooden or metal skewers
  • 1½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb. peeled, deveined jumbo shrimp
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • Lime wedges and cilantro sprigs


• If using wooden skewers, first soak in water for 15 min. In large bowl, combine paprika, garlic powder and pepper flakes. Add shrimp and 1 Tbs. oil. Toss until coated. Thread onto skewers. Cover; chill until ready to grill.

• 30 min. before you’re ready to grill, in pot, heat remaining 1 Tbs. oil over medium heat. Add onion and curry powder; cook until onion is softened, 7–8 min. Add rice and 2½ cups water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Cover; cook until tender, 15–20 min.

• Prepare grill for medium direct-heat cooking. Grill skewers, turning once, until shrimp are opaque, 3–5 min. per side. Fluff rice with fork; transfer to platter. Place shrimp skewers over rice. Serve with lime wedges; top with cilantro.


  • Calories: 340
  • Fat: 7 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 1 gram
  • Protein: 21 gram
  • Carbohydrate: 45 gram
  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Cholesterol: 150 mg
  • Sugar: 3 gram
  • Sodium: 500 mg
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