Garlic Marinated Shrimp on the Grill

marinated shrimp on the grill

These garlic marinated shrimp on the grill are absolutely delicious!  These shrimp on skewers, or Pinchos as they are known in Puerto Rico are perfect for a light stand-alone meal or as part of a barbecue.

Ingredients Needed to make this marinated shrimp on the grill:

  • 2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Adobo
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp. Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 lb. jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 16 pieces)
  • 1 large green and/or red bell pepper cut in 1” pieces
  • 1 lemon, cut into 8 slices
  • 4 skewers


  1. In zip-top plastic bag, or plastic container with a lid, mix together oil, adobo, garlic and pepper flakes.
  2. Add shrimp, tossing to combine; transfer to refrigerator. Chill shrimp at least 15 minutes, or up to 30 minutes.
  3. Remove shrimp from marinade; reserve any remaining liquid.
  4. Alternately thread peppers, shrimp and lemons on skewers, so that each skewer starts and ends with peppers and contains 4 shrimp pieces.
  5. Using pastry brush, brush reserved marinade onto shrimp and vegetables.
  6. Prepare grill to medium-high heat, or heat a heavy-bottomed grill pan over medium-high heat.
  7. Place shrimp on hot surface and cook until shrimp turn pink and opaque, flipping once, 3 – 5 minutes.

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