Shrimp Scampi Skewers

All the flavors of classic shrimp scampi on a portable skewer for summer grilling.

All the flavors of classic shrimp scampi on a portable skewer for summer grilling.  (Courtesy of The National Shrimp Council and Ali Ebright of Gimme Some Oven)

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Shrimp Scampi Skewers give you everything you love about shrimp scampi, while making it even easier because they’re prepared right on the grill. Buttery, garlicky, lemony shrimp layered on a skewer and popped on the grill for a delicious and easy summer dinner.


  • 1 pound raw large or jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails left on or off)
  • 3 lemons, sliced into thin half-moons (or wedges)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or more to taste)

Garlic Parsley Butter

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine (most of the wine will cook off but the same amount of broth or stock can be used for a non-alcoholic version)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley, loosely packed


Prepare the Garlic Parsley Butter

  • Heat butter in a saute pan over medium-high heat until melted. Add the garlic and saute for 2 minutes, or until fragrant. Add the white wine, stir to combine. Remove from heat and stir in chopped fresh parsley.Use within 15 minutes, or re-heat on the stove or microwave for an additional minute before serving

Prepare the Skewers

  • Heat a grill or grill pan over medium heat
  • Thread the shrimp and sliced lemons onto skewers
  • Sprinkle evenly with salt, black pepper and crushed red peppers
  • Place on the grill for 3-4 minutes per side until the shrimp are pink and no longer opaque
  • Remove shrimp from the grill and brush liberally with the parsley butter and squeeze the lemons over the shrimpServe immediately and enjoy!