Shrimp and asparagus both cook very quickly, making them a perfect pair on the grill. We've seasoned them in delicate flavors--lemon, garlic and dill--so their natural sweetness can shine through. Pick fat asparagus stalks for easier skewering.

Katie Webster
Source:, April 2018


Recipe Summary

30 mins
55 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk garlic, vinegar, oil, lemon pepper, dill and salt in a small bowl. Divide the marinade between two large sealable plastic bags. Add shrimp to one and asparagus to the other. Agitate to combine, seal and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  • Preheat grill to medium.

  • Thread the shrimp and asparagus alternately onto 8 skewers, dividing evenly among the skewers.

  • Oil the grill rack (see Tip) and immediately add the kebabs. Cook, turning every 2 to 3 minutes, until the shrimp are bright pink and just cooked through and the asparagus is tender, 5 to 6 minutes total.


Tip: Oiling a grill rack before you grill foods helps ensure that the food won't stick. Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to coat the food with cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

65 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 2.9g; dietary fiber 1.3g; sugars 1.1g; fat 3.9g; saturated fat 0.6g; cholesterol 35.3mg; vitamin a iu 508.5IU; vitamin c 3.7mg; folate 36.6mcg; calcium 32.2mg; iron 1.4mg; magnesium 15.2mg; potassium 159.6mg; sodium 200.2mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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I couldn't be bothered with the skewers so I followed the recipe for the marinade as written. Then I marinated asparagus tofu shrimp and chicken separately (I was accommodating a variety of diets that night) and then grilled it all. The marinade was delicious on everything we tried but the shrimp was exceptional. Will definitely use the marinade recipe again! Read More