Tangy and Refreshing: Grilled Shrimp with Citrus Marinade Recipe

Author: Istanbul Grill |

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Grilled shrimp with citrus marinade is a delicious and refreshing dish that's perfect for summer barbecues or anytime you want a light and flavorful meal. Here's a simple recipe for you:


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for some heat)
  • Wooden or metal skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before using)


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, orange juice, lemon zest, orange zest, minced garlic, honey, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using). This will be your citrus marinade.

  2. Add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the bowl with the citrus marinade. Toss the shrimp until they are well coated with the marinade. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to penetrate the shrimp.

  3. If you are using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them in water for about 30 minutes to prevent them from burning during grilling.

  4. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. You can also use a grill pan or a stovetop grill if you don't have an outdoor grill.

  5. Thread the marinated shrimp onto the skewers, piercing through the thickest part of each shrimp so they stay securely in place.

  6. Place the shrimp skewers on the preheated grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until the shrimp turn pink and slightly charred. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp as they can become tough and rubbery.

  7. Once the shrimp are done, remove them from the grill and transfer them to a serving platter.

  8. Garnish the grilled shrimp with some additional lemon and orange zest for an extra burst of citrus flavor.

  9. Serve the grilled shrimp with your favorite side dishes like a fresh green salad, rice, or grilled vegetables.

Enjoy your delicious and tangy grilled shrimp with citrus marinade! It's a fantastic dish for seafood lovers and will surely impress your family and friends at any gathering.

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