These oven baked shrimp skewers are perfect for a weeknight dinner. They are super flavorful and easy and quick to make.
I’m a huge fan of shrimp but rarely made them myself cause I couldn’t find a good recipe that was easy and tasted good. Until I made these oven baked shrimp skewers of course!
I’ve been loving skewers lately, especially those made in the oven. They are easy to assemble and cook nice and fast. Plus, they can be served as an appetizer or snack, not just for a main meal.
Ingredients for Oven Baked Shrimp Skewers
- Shrimp: ideally large or jumbo sized shrimp
- Olive oil
- Garlic: jarred minced garlic works fine for this recipe
- Chili powder
- Onion powder
How long should you marinate shrimp?
Once you add the spice mixture to the shrimp, I recommend letting them marinate for about 30 minutes on the counter. This will allow the spices to absorb into the shrimp before cooking them so they will be super flavorful.
How do you cook shrimp on a skewer?
For the recipe, simply add the shrimp to an aluminum foil lined baking sheet and bake for about 6-7 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Since some juices will leak from the shrimp, I recommend curling up the edges of the aluminum foil to catch any liquid.
How do you know shrimp is fully cooked?
Make sure the shrimp is heated to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. This will ensure the shrimp is cooked fully and any dangerous bacteria has been killed. The shrimp should also look pink, not clear or blueish.
What goes with shrimp kebabs?
I like serving these shrimp skewers with some cilantro lime rice and some roasted or sauteed vegetables. A good rule of thumb when creating a meal is making sure you have a source of protein (shrimp skewers), carbohydrate (cilantro lime rice) and vegetable or fruit (roasted vegetables).
Oven Baked Shrimp Skewers
- 1 lb shrimp uncooked
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- salt to taste
- 2 tbsp parsley optional, for garnish
- In a medium sized bowl, combine uncooked shrimp with olive oil and spices. Toss until evenly coated.
- Let marinate for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven for 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Soak skewers for about 10 minutes.
- Add shrimp to the skewers and place on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 6-7 minutes.