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Garides Souvlakia (Skewered Shrimp) | omgfood.com

Garides Souvlakia (Skewered Shrimp)

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Marissa


  • 1 pound raw wild shrimp
  • juice of one lemon
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ - ¾ cup freshly grated kefalotiri or parmesan
  • pinch of salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley


  • If grilling, start by placing some wooden skewers in water and let soak at least 20 minutes (depending on the skewer size, you want 3-4 shrimp per stick).
  • If the shrimp is frozen, defrost it by placing it in a bowl and running it under cold water for five minutes.
  • Peel and devein the shrimp. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil.
  • At this point, the skewers should be all set (unless you are super fast at peeling and deveining shrimp, in which case wait it out for the 20 minute mark).
  • Dip the shrimp in the dressing and roll it over the cheese, coating it evenly. Place 3-4 shrimp on each skewer. Season the shrimp with some salt and black pepper.
  • Preheat your grill over medium-high heat (or if broiling, preheat on high).
  • Cook shrimp 1-3 minutes per side, until cooked through.
  • Remove from heat and top with minced parsley. An optional step is to add some more lemon!
  • Serve and enjoy!