We've all had some sort of shrimp skewers but I bet you, you did not have my grandmother's Mediterranean Healthy Baked Cinnamon Shrimp Skewers yet. The cinnamon brings out the natural sweetness of the shrimp, and add that distinctive festive flavor! Next time you get shrimp, try this recipe out.
Course: Appetizer, dinner, lunch, Main Course, protein, Side Dish
Place your shrimp in a medium bowl, add in the cinnamon, salt, and garlic powder. stir with a wooden spoon to get all the shrimps coated in the spices. Set it aside for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours in the fridge.
When you are ready to bake these healthy cinnamon shrimp skewers, start by preheating the oven to 450F degrees. Then thread about 5 shrimps on each skewer. Set the shrimp skewers on a nonstick baking sheet.
Drizzle a little olive oil on the Cinnamon shrimps, using a brush make sure each side is coated with the oil. Bake for 5-8 minutes and enjoy!
If you don't want to use skewers, you can still bake these in the oven. Follow the same instructions except for the part where you have to thread the shrimp into the wooden skewers.
Make sure to scrape the baking sheet, that's where all the juices and flavors are at!!
This Cinnamon shrimp recipe could also be made on the stove top. Just cook it in a regular pan with a small drizzle of olive oil. You will know they are ready when the shrimps turn pink.