Spicy calabrian shrimp kabobs

Green Olive Company

Spicy Calabrian Shrimp Kabobs

Flavorful, juicy, and a snap to make

Take your guests on a sensory trip to Italy's coastal sunbaked Reggio Calabria region, where spicy Calabrian chilies, sweet basil, pungent purple heirloom garlic, and piquant pecorino are produced in the rich Mediterranean soil.



    • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined


Marinade Ingredients: 

  • 1/3 cup Calabrian Pesto Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper



Garlic Butter:

  • 1/3 cup melted butter or 1/3 cup Green Olive Company Garlic Infused Olive Oil as a healthier alternative
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley (stems removed)


1. Pre-soak skewers in water for 30-60 minutes

2. Combine all Marinade Ingredients in bowl and whisk. Allow shrimp to marinate for 30 minutes.


3. Preheat grill to high, then turn it down to 275 F-300 F.


4. Thread the shrimp onto skewers and grill 2-3 minutes per side with lid closed


5. Drizzle with melted Garlic Butter mixture when serving for a luscious finishing touch.