Broiled Shrimp Skewers With Spicy Grapefruit

Broiled Shrimp Skewers With Spicy Grapefruit

This dish is not only delicious – it’s versatile. It’s a quick dinner during the week, but impressive enough for guests. It’s a main dish for four, with a side of rice or salad, or a fabulous appetizer/snack/buffet item you can eat with your hands – just have plenty of napkins ready.
Course Appetizers, Main Dish
Cuisine Seafood


  • 1 1/2 pounds large raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 grapefruits

Grapefruit Dressing:

  • 1 grapefruit zest & juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root peeled & minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper



  • Combine the ingredients for the dressing in a medium bowl and stir to blend thoroughly.
  • Refrigerate and set aside for at least 30 minutes so that the flavors blend.


  • Rinse the shrimp in cold water, and drain. Add them to a bowl, and sprinkle with paprika and coriander. Toss to coat on all sides.
  • Peel the 2 grapefruits, removing as much of the white pith as you can. Cut into about 1-inch chunks.
  • Prepare the skewers: add one shrimp in the shape of a C, then one grapefruit chunk, and repeat until each skewer is full. Alternatively, you can use each small skewer for one shrimp curled around one chunk of fruit - but increase the number of skewers accordingly.
  • Place the skewers on a broiling pan at a medium level under the broiler for about two minutes.
  • Brush with the grapefruit dressing on both sides, and return to the oven to broil for about one more minute.
  • Drizzle with any leftover dressing and serve.


Note: You’ll need 10 to 12 six-inch skewers. Soak them in cold water for about a half hour before you broil.
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