These Grilled Shrimp with Ginger Lemon Dipping sauce are  really quick and easy. Sweet shrimp are marinated in lemon, garlic, salt and pepper, then grilled. The ginger lemon dipping sauce is the perfect accompaniment for a dish that is the perfect appetizer.

Grilled shrimp on skewers on green leaves

Grilling shrimp gives them a smoky sweetness that you just can’t get from any other cooking method. This dish can be served as a light lunch or dinner with a hearty salad or vegetables.

Skewered grilled shrimp on a board with dipping sauce

I’m finding myself cooking a lot this Summer with fresh lemons, lemon juice and even the zest. I’ve grilled  the lemons and have used them in a grilled lemon basil vinaigrette and  also grilled chicken and vegetable pasta. Stay tuned because there’s still more lemon recipes to come! It’s a perfect way to add bright, fresh flavor to sauces, marinades and the delicious dipping sauce for this grilled shrimp, which is so quick and easy to make in the food processor.

A closeup showing the juicy, perfectly grilled shrimp
 
Lemon and ginger are outstanding flavor pairings for shrimp. Both are fresh, bright flavors and this dish is perfect to enjoy on a warm Summer evening with drinks which is how we enjoyed them this past weekend.
 

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Yield: 4 -6

Grilled Shrimp with Ginger Lemon Dipping Sauce

Dipping a shrimp in the ginger lemon sauce

Sweet shrimp are marinated in lemon, garlic, salt and pepper, then grilled. The ginger lemon dipping sauce is the perfect accompaniment for a dish that is the perfect appetizer

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 6 minutes

Ingredients

  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, 1 large lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, 21-25 count, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Small pinch freshly ground pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. To a mixing bowl add the lemon zest, juice, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  2. Whisk until combined.
  3. Add the shrimp to a bowl with a lid, or ziptop bag and cover with the marinade.
  4. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat grill.
  6. To a food processor (or blender) add the sour cream, lemon juice and zest, ginger, salt and pepper.
  7. Pulse until well mixed. If the sauce is too thick, add a little more lemon juice until it is the right consistency.
  8. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate.
  9. After 1 hour, remove the shrimp from the marinade and thread onto skewers. * see note
  10. Grill the shrimp on each side for 2-3 minutes.
  11. Remove from the grill and when cool enough take them off the skewers.
  12. Serve warm with the ginger lemon dipping sauce.

Notes

* If you are using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent them from burning.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

4 shrimp

Amount Per Serving Calories 261Saturated Fat 7gCholesterol 315mgSodium 1218mgCarbohydrates 3gSugar 2gProtein 24g
Grilled shrimp with ginger lemon dipping sauce