Mexican Shrimp Kebabs

Ixtapa Mexican Grill & CantinaShrimp is one of this world’s most popular foods. Shrimp appears in cuisines all over the globe; places like the United States, India, Australia, Italy, many countries across South America, and hundreds more all gulf down shrimp.

Not only is shrimp delicious, but it is nutritious as well. Shrimp are filled with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory carotenoid nutrient astaxanthin. Astaxanthin provides antioxidant support to the nervous and musculoskeletal system, and decreases one’s risk of colon cancer and some diabetes-related problems. Shrimp also contains a large amount of selenium, which helps prevent many heart diseases, heart failure, type two diabetes, and depression. Shrimp has a high concentration of copper, which helps form the enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD). A poor functioning SOD can lead to problems such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease).

Mexican cuisine is loaded with shrimp, producing dishes such as Mexican Shrimp Soup, Mexican Shrimp Tacos, Mexican Shrimp Bisque, Mexican Shrimp Enchiladas, and more. While there are many delicious Mexican Shrimp Recipes, we decided to focus on the Mexican Shrimp Kebab. So, if you are curious, here is how to make a Mexican Shrimp Kebab, courtesy of

Mexican Prawn (Shrimp) Kebabs


  • 36 uncooked king prawns
  • 3 medium-chopped zucchinis
  • 35 grams of taco seasoning mix
  • 1⁄4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


  1. Soak 18 bamboo skewers in water for 1 hour.
  2. Shell and devein prawns, leaving tails intact.
  3. Thread prawns and zucchini onto skewers.
  4. Combine the remaining ingredients in a medium bowl.
  5. Place kebabs in single layer in medium dish, top with the juice mixture.
  6. Cover, refrigerate for several hours, turning occasionally.
  7. Remove kebabs from juice mixture, reserving juice mixture.
  8. Grill or BBQ kebabs until prawns are cooked through, brushing occasionally with reserved juice mixture.

If this sounds delicious but you are more interested in eating shrimp than making them, swing by Ixtapa Mexican Grill & Cantina in Acton, Groton, Lunenburg, Lexington, and Woburn. For more great recipes, tips, and tricks, be sure to check out our blog!