Spicy Oven-Baked Shrimp Skewers

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"These are delicious skewers I make in the winter time when the BBQ is covered in snow. These are just as good as grilled skewers, if not better. the prep time listed does not include the marinating time."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (87.4 g)
  • Calories 96.9
  • Total Fat - 5.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 95.2 mg
  • Sodium - 627.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 1.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 0.1 g
  • Protein - 10.4 g
  • Calcium - 46.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Mix all ingredients except for shrimp in a large plastic bag.

Step 2

Add shrimp and mix making sure all shrimp are coated.

Step 3

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours

Step 4

Place six shrimp per skewer.

Step 5

Coat a baking sheet with non-stick spray and add skewers.

Step 6

Cook in a preheated 425 degree fahrenheit oven for 8 to 10 minutes, turning after 5, until cooked.


  • Skewers

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting shrimp, make sure to buy large shrimp that have been shelled and deveined.
  • If you'd like a spicier dish, feel free to add more hot sauce or red pepper flakes.

  • Substitute olive oil with avocado oil: Avocado oil has a milder taste than olive oil, which will allow the spices to be the star of the dish. It also has a higher smoke point than olive oil, which will help the shrimp to stay juicy and not dry out in the oven.
  • Substitute dried oregano with fresh oregano: Fresh oregano has a more intense flavor than dried oregano, so it will add a more robust flavor to the dish. It also has a higher nutritional content than dried oregano, as it has not been dried and lost some of its nutrients.

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Skewers Replace the hot sauce, red pepper flakes, oregano, parsley, pepper, garlic powder, onion salt, and paprika with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of minced garlic, 1 teaspoon of dried thyme, 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Cook in a preheated 425 degree fahrenheit oven for 8 to 10 minutes, turning after 5, until cooked.

Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans - Roasted potatoes and green beans make a great accompaniment to the spicy shrimp skewers. The potatoes and green beans can be seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder to complement the flavors of the shrimp. The potatoes and green beans can be roasted in the same oven as the shrimp skewers, making it an easy and delicious side dish.

Cilantro Lime Rice: Cilantro lime rice is a flavorful and easy side dish that pairs perfectly with the spicy shrimp skewers. The zesty lime and fresh cilantro provide a nice contrast to the shrimp. The rice can be cooked in the same oven as the shrimp skewers, making it an easy and convenient side dish.


Q: How long should I marinate the shrimp?

A: You should marinate the shrimp for at least 2 hours before cooking.

Q: What is the best way to cook marinated shrimp?

A: The best way to cook marinated shrimp is to grill them over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes per side. Make sure to cook them until they are opaque and cooked through.

11 Reviews


First time ever cooking shrimp skewers — my kids requested shrimp and I never make it because my husband is allergic, but decided to make them their own dinner tonight. Loved this shrimp because it was so easy to make! It’s fool-proof. And the kids devoured it, told me it was amazing and that we should have it every night. That isn’t going to happen but I will make this for them again!


review by:
(9 Jul 2023)


I loved this method! The shrimp were cooked perfectly, and I honestly couldn't tell the taste difference between oven-baking and grilling. I served these over a mix of rice and veggies for a delicious meal. The shrimp was the perfect spice level for us. Thank you!


review by:
(13 Apr 2023)


This shrimp lover found these skewers delicious and wonderfully spicy. Super easy to make. Looking forward to making them on the barbecue. Just now printed a copy for my recipe drawer keeping it handy for outdoor cooking time!


review by:
(5 Jul 2022)

Wayne Peters

These Shrimp Skewers had just the right amount of heat. The oven worked fine, but I will be sure to try on the grill as well next time! Loved them.


review by:
(27 Sep 2019)


MMMmm these shrimp/prawns are delicious. Just hot enough to be interesting and not take your head off. ˆ don't know how I have missed this recipe for so long. It will be made often from here on.


review by:
(22 Jan 2018)


Spicy and delicious!


review by:
(11 Jan 2018)

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The combination of oregano and red pepper flakes is commonly known as the "pizza spice" and is used to flavor many Italian dishes, including pizza, pasta, and lasagna.