BBQ Shrimp Skewers

These easy shrimp skewers are perfect for any night of the week, or great if you want to feed a crowd – simply double or triple the recipe.

Every summer I make a my Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce[1] several times to use over chicken, pulled pork, or whatever I feel like grilling. Last week, I used it on shrimp skewers inspired by an appetizer we had while taking a day trip out East. My husband loved it, and insisted I remake it and share it with you here. It was served with guacamole, and he loved the combination, so I recreated it with my guacamole[2] recipe on the side and he LOVED it (calories below are for shrimp skewers only, guacamole is extra). Super easy, and the BBQ sauce makes enough for several recipes. Of course, if you prefer to buy jarred BBQ, that would work fine also.

BBQ Shrimp Skewers
Servings: 4 • Size: 1 skewer • Old Points: 3 • Weight Watchers Points+: 3 pt
Calories: 139 • Fat: 2 g • Protein: 23 g • Carb: 6 g • Fiber: 0 g • Sugar: 4 g
Sodium: 253 mg (without salt) • Cholesterol: 172 mg


  • 1 lb jumbo raw shrimp, shelled and deveined (weight after peeled)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce[3]
  • 8 long wooden skewers


Soak the skewers in water at least 20 minutes to prevent them from burning.

Combine the shrimp with crushed garlic and season with salt and pepper. You can let this marinate for a while, or even overnight.

Heat a clean, lightly oiled grill to medium heat, when the grill is hot add the shrimp, careful not to burn the skewers. Grill on both sides for about 6 – 8 minutes total cooking time or until the shrimp is opaque and cooked through.

Brush the sauce on during the last minute of cooking and eat right away.


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