Smoky Orange-BBQ Shrimp Skewers

Total Time
28 min
20 min
8 min
A quick and easy main course. The chipotle barbecue sauce's heat is mellowed by the sweetness of the orange juice.


barbecue sauce

3 Tbsp, chipotle-variety


2 Tbsp, fresh, chopped

orange zest

1 tsp, plus extra for garnish

fresh orange juice

1½ Tbsp

apple cider vinegar

1 tsp

ground cumin

¼ tsp

uncooked shrimp

1 pound(s), extra large, fresh or thawed frozen, peeled and deveined*

cooking spray

3 spray(s), divided

uncooked scallion(s)

2 Tbsp, sliced


  1. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 20 minutes
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together barbecue sauce, cilantro, orange zest and juice, vinegar and cumin. Add shrimp and toss to coat; let marinate at least 10 minutes.
  3. Off heat, coat grill rack with cooking spray; heat grill.
  4. Thread 5 or 6 shrimp onto each of four 12-inch metal or wooden skewers and brush with sauce remaining in bowl; lightly coat skewers with cooking spray.
  5. Grill skewers, turning as needed, just until shrimp are cooked through, about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove to serving plates or a platter; sprinkle with scallions and orange zest (optional). Yields 1 skewer (5 to 6 shrimp) per serving.


*about 21 to 25 shrimp per poundGarnish with orange zest, if desired.

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