Garlic Balsamic Shrimp Recipe -
Garlic Balsamic Shrimp Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Garlic Balsamic Shrimp

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"Shrimp in a balsamic vinegar marinade, cooked with onions and peppers on a pan grill."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    6 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a large bowl, mix the vinegar, oil, garlic, basil, salt, and ground pepper. Place the shrimp, bell pepper, and onion in the bowl, and gently toss to coat. Cover, and allow to marinate at least 20 minutes in the refrigerator.
  2. Heat a pan grill over high heat. Alternately thread the shrimp, onion chunks, and pepper chunks on skewers.
  3. Place skewers on the pan grill, and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, until shrimp is opaque.
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  • Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 03, 2009

Very easy recipe and really delicious! I followed the suggestion of a previous reviewer and used half sesame oil and half olive oil. Also, I used previously crushed garlic--about 1 tsp. and fresh basil--about 1-2 tbsp.--along with a few squeezes of lemon juice. We don't have a pan grill, so I just marinated everything together for about 40 min while waiting for my husband to get home, and then sauteed it all on the stovetop in a big skillet with the lid on. The bell peppers stayed a little crunchy, which was nice, yet the yellow onion was nice and sweet. We put it on top of linguine with fresh cooked spinach on the side. Definitely something we'll make again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 28, 2010

Tough Shrimp


36 Ratings

May 26, 2008

Made this yesterday for dinner with a few changes. First I used extra virgin olive oil, but only half as much as called for. For the other half I used Sesame oil. Then I added a half teaspoon of ground Ginger. I also used a Red Onion.Then I marinated all the ingredients for 4 hours in the refrigerator. Didn't have any skewers or grill, so placed the veggies in a 13 x 9 x 2" baking dish with the marinade. Covered with foil and baked on the center level at 350 deg. for 25 minutes. Removed from oven and layered the shrimp on top of the veggies, recovered and baked for an additional 10 minutes. served with mini corn bread loaves and a green salad. Came out great. The wife loved it and so did I. will definately be making this again. It's a keeper for sure.

Apr 13, 2008

Excellent taste.. I didn't grill or have skewers I just pan cooked the ingredients and it turned out well.

May 21, 2006

This was good. I added garlic cloves to the skewers (right next to the shrimp pieces) my family likes garlic. It was very flavorful. Thanks for a great recipe.

Jul 13, 2009

Good! I wish I would have marinated longer than 20 minutes, as the shrimp wasn't as flavorful as I was hoping for. I added green bell pepper chunks and halved mushrooms to my skewers and cooked on the grill. Thank you!

May 17, 2010

This was really good! I did let the shrimp and veggies marinate for about an hour and added mushrooms and zucchini to it. I cooked them outside on the grill as well. I will be making this again. Thanks!

Mar 02, 2010

after reading the review that was most helpful to people i found this amazing. absolutley great... i over cooked the shrimp which was a bummer, I also used yellow peppers and orange peppers in addition to the red. I bought one of those combo packs of peppers... cut them up, used a little of each and then froze the rest. The yellow peppers tasted the best to me. Very happy i found something that worked teh first time! thanks a lot of the recipe


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  • Calories
  • 298 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 259 mg
  • 86%
  • Fat
  • 15.1 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 28.8 g
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 309 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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