Garlic Shrimp Kabobs

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    White Cooking Wine Garlic Shrimp Kabobs

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Holland House Cooking Wines.

    Garlic Shrimp Kabobs are an excellent choice for summer BBQs and parties. They are easily assembled and cooked, while also being a healthy choice for many health lifestyles. 

    Garlic Shrimp Kabobs on a serving tray

    Looking for the perfect summer BBQ Recipe? Garlic Shrimp Kabobs with white cooking wine, garlic and fresh veggies are the perfect choice!

    The marinade for garlic shrimp kabobs is a simple blend of Holland House White Cooking Wine, olive oil, minced garlic, Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. 

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    Holland House Cooking Wines are my go-to brand for quality cooking wines. They use hand-selected grapes, a proprietary blend of seasonings and perfected aging time to offer a bold zing of flavor. The ideal addition to any dish!

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    White Cooking Wine offers a crisp aroma and a slightly dry flavor, perfect for pairing with lighter dishes or sides. I love it for marinade recipes, but here are a few more ideas on how to use white wine in your cooking:

    • Add a splash at the end of cooking cream sauces or creamy soups.

    • Use to simmer poultry.

    • Balance spicy recipes or reduce heat by adding a splash of white cooking wine.

    • For added flavor in rice and pasta dishes, substitute 1/3 of water or other cooking liquid with white cooking wine.

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    Use any type or size of shrimp for your kabobs, however one of my favorite are Pink Argentinean Shrimp, as used here. They are colored slightly more magenta than a ballerina pink, but the texture and sweet taste are unbeatable.

    PRO TIP: It is important to Kosher salt, as the granules are larger and less salty. Using a smaller grain or table salt will result in an overly salty dish. Iodized salt can also contribute to seafood having a metallic taste.

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    Other popular shrimp varieties in the US are white legged shrimp, giant tiger prawns, coral and pink shrimp. Size can vary greatly, which also impacts cooking time.

    Your best bet to know that shrimp are done is how they look. Shrimp will be a deeper hue of pink, curl slightly and be opaque in the center.

    Vegetables for kabobs

    PRO TIP: When making kabobs, it is important to choose vegetables that need the same amount of cook time as the protein you are grilling. It is equally important to cut them into pieces that will cook in the same time frame.

    Garlic shrimp kabobs on the grill

     For quick cooking proteins, I like the combination of blistered grape tomatoes, charred red onion and yellow squash. I aim for bright vibrant colors that will complement the flavors of the shrimp and white cooking wine. Here are my other favorites vegetables for kabobs:

    • Zucchini
    • Bell Pepper
    • Onion
    • Mushrooms
    • Baby Potatoes (par cooked)
    • Okra Slices
    • Onion
    • Garlic Cloves

    White Cooking Wine Pouring Into Marinade

    Garlic Shrimp Skewers can be served alone or over a bed of rice or couscous. They can even be added to salads or a bowl of pasta. For this couscous, I followed package directions, but used a combination of chicken broth and white cooking wine for the liquid. 

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    PRO TIP: Wooden skewers are great for parties because they are disposable, but using metal skewers that are flat, triangular or square will prevent foods from spinning and result in more even cooking.

    Holland House is available in five flavors, so I can always find one to help amplify my dishes.

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    Garlic Shrimp Kabobs

    Looking for the perfect summer BBQ Recipe? Garlic Shrimp Kabobs with white cooking wine, garlic and fresh veggies are the perfect choice!
    Prep Time10 mins
    Cook Time10 mins
    Total Time20 mins
    Course: Main Course, Main Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: garlic shrimp, shrimp kabobs
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 203kcal


    • ½ cup Holland House White Cooking Wine
    • ½ cup olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons garlic , minced
    • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
    • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 pound shrimp , peeled
    • 2 yellow squash , sliced
    • ½ red onion , cut into chunks
    • 1 pint grape tomatoes
    • 2 lemons , cut into wedges


    • In a medium bowl, combine White Cooking Wine, olive oil, garlic, Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Whisk well.
    • Add shrimp, tossing to combine. Cover and marinate for 30 minutes up to 8 hours. Do not over marinate, as this can lead to over salted food or the shrimp having a tough texture.
    • If using wooden skewers, allow to sit in water for 30 minutes prior to threading.
    • Alternate threading shrimp, yellow squash, red onion and grape tomatoes onto each skewer, leaving ample room at both the top and bottom for easy handling.
    • Heat grill to medium-high heat. Clean and oil grates.
    • Place shrimp skewers over indirect heat on grill. Allow to cook for approximately 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally.
    • When cooked, remove and top with fresh lemon juice. You can top with minced parsley or Maldon sea salt for garish, if desired.
    • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!


    If you love the flavor of lemon, you can substitute White Cooking Wine with Lemon!


    Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1474mg | Potassium: 760mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1180IU | Vitamin C: 68.4mg | Calcium: 218mg | Iron: 3.5mg

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