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Shrimp and scallion skewers with creamy grilled pepper sauce

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
44 min
25 min
19 min
Ready in less than 45 minutes, this grilled dish is perfect for a cookout, though a little work ahead of time and a busy weeknight is also an option.. Make the sauce ahead and refrigerate it overnight. Grilled red pepper, scallions and lemon make a colorful, flavorful dipping sauce sauce of fat-free mayo. Shave another few minutes from the prep time and substitute water-packed roasted peppers for the grilled pepper. Serve these skewers with some steamed brown rice to sop up all the delicious sauce. These shrimp are also delicious with some torn lettuce such as romaine accompanied by crisp cucumber and fresh tomatoes.


Sweet red pepper(s)

1 medium, cored and quartered

Olive oil cooking spray

3 spray(s)

Fresh parsley

1 cup(s), fresh, leaves (loosely-packed)

Fat free mayonnaise

½ cup(s)

Uncooked scallion(s)

7 medium, chop 1 and slice the others into 6 pieces each

Lemon zest

2 tsp, freshly grated

Fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp

Garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s)

Uncooked shrimp

36 large, fresh, peeled

Table salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

½ tsp, freshly ground


  1. Preheat grill or grill pan. Coat red pepper with cooking spray. Grill, turning as needed, until lightly charred and tender, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. To make sauce, place grilled pepper quarters, parsley, mayonnaise, 1 chopped scallion, lemon zest, lemon juice and garlic in a food processor. Pulse until mixture is blended and ingredients are finely chopped; set aside.
  3. Thread 3 pieces each of shrimp and sliced scallions onto each of 12 metal skewers. (Note: If you’re using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before use to prevent charring.) Lightly coat shrimp and scallions with cooking spray; sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
  4. Grill skewers, turning once, until shrimp are just cooked through, about 2 to 4 minutes. Yields 2 skewers and about 2 tablespoons of sauce per serving.