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All Recipes, Main Dishes / May 25, 2022

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.

Spanish Shrimp Skewers
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.

Spanish Shrimp Skewers
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.

Spanish Shrimp Skewers

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.

Spanish Shrimp Skewers

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Spanish Shrimp Skewers
5 from 2 votes

Spanish Shrimp Skewers

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 5 skewers
Calories 113 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 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


  1. Heat a nonstick grilling pan with a medium heat

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Pierce the shrimp into wooden skewers, making sure they´re tightly packed together

  5. 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!

Recipe Notes

Get the Sweet Smoked Spanish Paprika I used to make this recipe

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Shrimp Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 30mg1%
Potassium 75mg2%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Reyna

    5 stars
    I made this recipe to bring to a picnic, and everyone loved it! I got the approval from my parents as well. Thanks for the great recipe!

    21 . Feb . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      22 . Feb . 2023
  2. Janis

    5 stars
    Excellent recipe…what would you recommend to serve with the shrimp. In fact, please add what to serve with all your recipes.
    Thank you for your wonderful videos!

    25 . May . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      As stated on the blog post (first paragraph), I recommend some roasted potatoes and a salad 🙂 Thanks for the comment Janis! Much love

      25 . May . 2022
  3. Ramya

    cant wait to make this soon for me can i use mushrooms i never had 10 minute spanish shrimp skewers before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    25 . May . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya!! Much love 🙂

      25 . May . 2022

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