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Shrimp Kabobs with Creamy Avocado Sauce

These shrimp kabobs are made with shrimp marinated in olive oil, smoked paprika, ginger and garlic then grilled until succulent and juicy. Shrimp kabobs are perfect for busy weeknight dinners. Instructions for oven and stove top are included. 

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Marinade30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 334kcal
Author: Shadi HasanzadeNemati

Ingredients

  • 1 lb jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 lemon juice of
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 red onion cut into large pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into large pieces

Creamy Avocado Sauce

  • 2 Suavo Avocados peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lime juice of
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix mined garlic, minced ginger, oregano, cumin, salt, smoked paprika, lemon juice and olive oil. Add in the shrimp and mix well.
  • Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and let the shrimp marinade for 20 to 30 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the grill.
  • Once the grill is hot, thread the shrimp on the skewers with red onion and red bell pepper.
  • Place the shrimp kabobs on the grill and cook for about 4 minutes on each side until they are pink and cooked.
  • Serve with creamy avocado sauce.

Creamy avocado sauce

  • Place the avocados, minced garlic, Greek yogurt, sour cream, salt and lemon juice in a blender or a food processor. Blend well until it's completely mixed and creamy.

Notes

  • I usually use jumbo shrimp for this recipe but you can use a size smaller if you prefer. 
  • If the avocado sauce is too thick, add one tablespoon water to it and blend again. Repeat until it reaches the desired consistency. 

Nutrition

Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 302mg | Sodium: 1501mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1357IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 264mg | Iron: 3mg