The BEST Shrimp Skewers in Just 10 Minutes! Quick & Easy Recipe
These Spanish Shrimp Skewers, known in Spain as Pinchos Morunos de Gambas, are seriously the BEST shrimp skewers I have ever tasted. We´re talking a huge explosion of flavors, super easy to make and all done in just 10 minutes.
This dish hails from the region of Andalucía in the south of Spain. It´s typically served as a tapas appetizer. However, you can totally serve these shrimp skewers as a main course. Next to some roasted potatoes and a classic Spanish salad.
What really flavors these shrimp skewers is the spice blend. Which is made with everyday basic pantry spices. However, for the paprika, I do recommend you use sweet smoked Spanish paprika vs other paprikas. As it makes all the difference in the flavor.
TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: I used raw jumbo shrimp I bought frozen and thawed out. But you can use fresh shrimp if you like. Either way, make sure to pat the shrimp completely dry with paper towels. This way the shrimp can absorb all the flavors from the spice blend. Also, make sure to not overcook your shrimp. Usually 60 to 90 seconds per side is ideal.
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Spanish Shrimp Skewers
- 25 raw jumbo shrimp peeled & deveined
- 1 tsp garlic powder 3.28 grams
- 1 tsp onion powder 2.33 grams
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1 gram
- 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.30 grams
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric 1 gram
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1 gram
- 1 tsp dried cilantro .61 grams
- 1/8 tsp freshly cracked black pepper .35 grams
- 1 tsp lemon juice 5 ml
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 60 ml
- 1 lemon
- handful fresh parsley
- pinch sea salt
Heat a nonstick grilling pan with a medium heat
Meanwhile, add in 1 tsp garlic powder into a large bowl, along with 1 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika, 1/2 tsp ground turmeric, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp dried cilantro and 1/8 tsp freshly cracked black pepper, mix together, then add in 1 tsp lemon juice and 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, mix together and set aside
Add the shrimp over paper towels and pat completely dry, then add them into the bowl with the spice blend, season with sea salt and gently mix together until all the shrimp are fully coated
Pierce the shrimp into wooden skewers, making sure they´re tightly packed together
Add the shrimp skewers into the hot grilling pan, cook for 60 to 90 seconds per side, then remove from the heat, garnish with lemon wedges and finely chopped fresh parsley, enjoy!
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