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4 grilled shrimp skewers on white ceramic plate with lime wedges and cilantro leaves

Shrimp Skewers recipe

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A buttery herb glaze makes these shrimp skewers a step above the rest. Throw them on the grill and you'll have a delicious meal in minutes.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 serving 1x


  • 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails on
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 C chopped cilantro


  1. *If using wooden skewers, soak in them in warm water for at least 15 minutes to prevent them from burning on the grill.
  2. Towel dry the shrimp. Then skewer the shrimp by skewering them in 2 places as this helps keep the shrimp in place while grilling.
  3. Lay the skewers on a sheet pan that has sides, in a single layer.
  4. Zest the lime and set aside with the cilantro
  5. In a small sauce pan, melt the butter and combine the salt, pepper, cumin, red pepper and brown sugar as well as the juice from the lime.
  6. Using a pastry brush, brush the skewers with the mixture and refrigerate for 5 minutes.
  7. Heat grill to 350°.
  8. Now add the lime zest and cilantro to the butter mixture. 
  9. Place shrimp on grill and brush with more butter and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, brushing with butter often.
  10. Remove from grill and brush remaining butter until gone.
  11. Enjoy.


  • If using wooden skewers, be sure to soak in them in warm water for at least 15 minutes to prevent them from burning on the grill.
  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: entrée
  • Method: grilling


  • Serving Size: 1 skewer
  • Calories: 325
  • Sugar: 0.8 g
  • Sodium: 827.8 mg
  • Fat: 19.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 36.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 340.5 mg

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