These Grilled Achiote Shrimp Skewers will quickly become one of your favorite seafood main dishes. The combination of the achiote, garlic, and citrus juice brings out the shrimp’s natural sweetness.
Craving a grilled shrimp skewer that’s bursting with flavor? Keep reading because this shrimp skewer recipe is for you. We marinated jumbo shrimp in a zesty citrus-achiote mixture for an extra hit of flavor, then grilled them hot and fast. This shrimp dish is delicious served as part of the main course or as an appetizer.
Achiote is a spice native to the Americas and Caribbean regions. Typically used in Latin cooking, achiote, like paprika, is a coloring agent. Achiote adds a yellow or reddish color to food and has a subtle smoky flavor that isn’t overpowering. It works beautifully with seafood and almost all types of meats and vegetables.
These grilled achiote shrimp skewers are perfect for any occasion. You can serve them for lunch, dinner, or even as an appetizer. Plan on one skewer per person as part of a whole meal. If serving them as an appetizer, consider making smaller kebabs (2-3 shrimp) for easy snacking.
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