Orange-and-Thyme Grilled Shrimp

Orange-and-Thyme Grilled Shrimp
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins

Grilled shrimp burst with flavor when prepared with a marinade of oranges, thyme, garlic, and olive oil. It's an easy dinner to make for family or a crowd.


  • 1 pound large shrimp (about 24), peeled and deveined, tails on

  • 1 ½ teaspoons grated orange zest, plus ½ cup fresh orange juice

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for grates

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • cup light mayonnaise


  1. In a shallow dish, combine shrimp, 1 teaspoon zest, 1/4 cup juice, garlic, oil, 1 tablespoon thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and teaspoon pepper; toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes (or up to 8 hours). Soak eight 8-inch wooden skewers in water 30 minutes before cooking.

  2. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, remaining 1/2 teaspoon zest, remaining 1/4 cup juice, and remaining 1 teaspoon thyme; season dipping sauce with salt and pepper.

  3. Heat grill to medium; lightly oil grates. Thread shrimp onto skewers, and grill, turning once, until shrimp are opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve shrimp with dipping sauce.

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