smokey bbq shrimp skewers

I made this for a 4th of July BBQ.

Adapted from


  • 3 T BBQ sauce
  • 2 T chopped fresh cilantro(I used more because I LOVE it)
  • 1 1/2 T fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest(more for garnish if you desire)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 pound shrimp, extra-large, peeled and deveined
  • fruit/vegetables of your liking cut into chunks(I used orange and yellow bell peppers, baby portabellas, cherry tomatoes, red onion and pineapple)
  • cooking spray


  • If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 20 minutes
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together barbecue sauce, cilantro, orange zest and juice, vinegar and cumin.
  • Off heat, coat grill rack with cooking spray; heat grill.
  • Thread 2 or 3 shrimp onto a skewer with an assortment of vegetables of your liking. Spoon sauce over skewer and let marinate for at least 10 minutes.
  • Grill skewers, turning as needed, just until shrimp are cooked through, about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove to serving plates or a platter sprinkle with orange zest (optional).

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