Garlic Shrimp & Asparagus Kebabs


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.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
8 kebabs


  • 1 large clove garlic, grated

  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper

  • ½ teaspoon dried dill

  • teaspoon salt

  • 16 large shrimp, shells and tails removed, deveined

  • 1 pound fat asparagus, woody ends snapped off, cut into 1 1/2-inch lengths


  1. 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.

  2. Preheat grill to medium.

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

  4. 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 (per serving)

65 Calories
4g Fat
3g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 kebabs
Calories 65
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Vitamin A 509IU 10%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Folate 37mcg 9%
Sodium 200mg 9%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Magnesium 15mg 4%
Potassium 160mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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