Shrimp Skewers in Oven

Shrimp-Skewers

Are you looking for another quick and easy meal to add to your mealtime arsenal? Then you are going to love this shrimp skewers in oven recipe. These shrimp skewers, or shrimp kebabs, are loaded with fresh ingredients, are loaded with flavor, and are ready in just 12 minutes.

Shrimp-Skewers

This recipe is a great to have on hand when you have to feed lots of people or simply feed yourself on a busy night when you need a meal in a snap.

Recipe Video

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Why This Recipe Works

This recipe works because you can have a healthy and delicious meal, made from fresh ingredients, on the table in less than 15 minutes.

A great thing about these skewers is that they are just as delicious as they are nutritious. While there is an abundance of seasonings in this shrimp skewers recipe that give the shrimp its flavor, the real reason these shrimp kebabs are a win is because of the fresh ingredients.

From the shrimp to the bell peppers these shrimp skewers in the oven are so fresh and tasty that you will want to keep this recipe bookmarked. When you need a healthy and satisfying meal in a pinch these skewers are just the ticket.

The absolute best thing about this shrimp kebab recipe is how incredibly quick and easy it is to make. In less than 15 minutes, you can have these oven-cooked shrimp skewers on the table with a simple side salad, ready for any hungry diners in a pinch.

Ingredients

Shrimp:

Start with fresh, high-quality shrimp. Look for large shrimp with the shells removed and deveined for convenience. You can use either fresh or frozen. However, frozen shrimp will need to be thawed first. You can also recreate this recipe using any protein you like. Chicken, steak, tofu, and sweet potato are all excellent additions to this recipe. Your choice of protein will affect the cooking time so ensure you adjust accordingly.

Vegetables:

While this recipe uses bell peppers, white onion, and pineapple, there are a variety of other fruit and vegetable options that you can add to your own shrimp kebabs recipe. Ingredients like cherry tomatoes, red onion, zucchini, mushrooms, eggplant cubes, asparagus spears, mango cubes, strawberries, kiwi, grapes, apples, and pear can all be used to complement different ingredients.

Seasonings:

This recipe for shrimp skewers in the oven uses quite an array of seasonings such as garlic, chipotle peppers, onion powder, chili powder, coriander, and oregano. However, paprika, cayenne, dill, and basil can also be used to elevate your shrimp kebabs.

How to Make Shrimp Skewers in Oven

Step One: 

Add shrimp, garlic, chipotle peppers, salt, chili powder, coriander, oregano, onion powder, olive oil, bell peppers, and onion to a bowl. Toss to combine.

Step Two: 

Top with the juice of ½ a lime, and toss again.

Step Three: 

Begin alternating pieces of green pepper, red pepper, onion, pineapple, and shrimp onto your skewers. Place completed skewers on a greased baking pan.

Step Four:

Bake shrimp skewers in oven for 8 minutes at 425F.

Step Five: 

Top with fresh herbs, serve, and enjoy!

Tips

  • Once you have mixed all of the ingredients in your shrimp kebab recipe together, you can marinate the shrimp and veggies for at least 20 minutes before you build and cook your shrimp skewers. This will make your shrimp kebabs much more flavorful. You can even let it marinate for several hours in the fridge beforehand for even more tender and flavorful results.
  • You can use metal or wooden skewers to build your shrimp skewers. If you are using wooden ones, soak them in water for about 30 minutes before threading the shrimp. This helps prevent them from burning in the oven and causing splinters in your food.
  • Shrimp cook quickly, so keep a close eye on them. Overcooked shrimp can become rubbery so remember to turn them halfway through cooking to assess the level of doneness. For a slightly crispy texture on the outside, finish the skewers under the broiler for the last 1-2 minutes of cooking.

What to Serve With Shrimp Skewers in Oven

This recipe makes it so quick and easy to whip up a delicious dish that pairs well with a variety of sides. Complement the succulence of your oven-baked shrimp skewers with a refreshing quinoa salad or a light and crisp cucumber and pineapple salsa. For heartier options, roasted honey-glazed carrots or a fragrant pesto couscous salad make excellent accompaniments. Enhance the seafood experience with a zesty lemon aioli or tzatziki sauce for dipping your shrimp kebabs in.

FAQs

Can I prepare my shrimp skewers in advance, and how do I store them before cooking?

Yes, you can prepare this recipe in advance. Marinate and thread them onto skewers, then cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours. To prevent drying, cover with plastic wrap or place in an airtight container. Allow them to come to room temperature before baking or even cooking.

What is the best way to know when the shrimp are done cooking?

Shrimp are done cooking when they turn opaque and firm up. The flesh should change from translucent to white or pink, and the internal temperature should reach 145°F (63°C). Overcooking can result in a rubbery texture, so closely monitor the shrimp's appearance and use a food thermometer if needed.

How long can leftover shrimp skewers in oven be kept fresh?

Leftover shrimp kebabs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To maintain freshness, place them in an airtight container or wrap them tightly in plastic wrap. When reheating, do so gently to avoid overcooking and compromising the shrimp's texture.

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Shrimp Skewers in Oven

Enjoy easy and delicious oven-baked shrimp skewers with this simple recipe, perfect as an appetizer or Dinner. Customize to your taste and savor the flavor!
4.66 from 26 votes
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Course: Appetizer, seafood
Cuisine: international
Keyword: baked shrimp skewers, recipe for shrimp skewers in the oven, shrimp, shrimp kebab, shrimp skewers, shrimp skewers in oven
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp cleaned peeled, and uncooked
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle peppers diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • ½ lime

Instructions

  • Add shrimp, garlic, chipotle peppers, salt, chili powder, coriander, oregano, onion powder, olive oil, bell peppers, and onion to a bowl. Toss to combine.
  • Top with the juice of ½ a lime, and toss again.
  • Begin alternating pieces of green pepper, red pepper, onion, pineapple, and shrimp on to your skewers. Place completed skewers on a greased baking pan.
  • Bake shrimp skewers in oven for 8 minutes at 425F.
  • Top with fresh herbs, serve, and enjoy 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 268kcal Carbohydrates: 13g Protein: 24g Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 2g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0.01g Cholesterol: 183mg Sodium: 736mg Potassium: 413mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 10g Vitamin A: 341IU Vitamin C: 8mg Calcium: 99mg Iron: 1mg

Video

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Notes

  • Once you have mixed all of the ingredients in your shrimp kebab recipe together, you can marinate the shrimp and veggies for at least 20 minutes before you build and cook your shrimp skewers. This will make your shrimp kebabs much more flavorful. You can even let it marinate for several hours in the fridge beforehand for even more tender and flavorful results.
  • You can use metal or wooden skewers to build your shrimp skewers. If you use wooden ones, soak them in water for about 30 minutes before threading the shrimp. This helps prevent them from burning in the oven and causing splinters in your food.
  • Shrimp cook quickly, so keep a close eye on them. Overcooked shrimp can become rubbery to turn them halfway through to assess. For a slightly crispy texture on the outside, finish the skewers under the broiler for the last 1-2 minutes of cooking. 
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