Healthier Marinated Grilled Shrimp Recipe -
Healthier Marinated Grilled Shrimp Recipe
  • READY IN 51 mins

Healthier Marinated Grilled Shrimp

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"We decreased the oil in this quick and easy marinade to make it healthier, but the results are still so yummy you won't need cocktail sauce."

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  1. Stir garlic, olive oil, tomato sauce, and red wine vinegar in a large bowl. Season with basil, salt, and cayenne pepper. Add shrimp to the bowl and stir until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour, stirring once or twice.
  2. Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing once near tail and once near head. Discard marinade.
  4. Cook shrimp on preheated grill until opaque, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 6 mins
  • READY IN 51 mins


  • Editor's Notes:
  • 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.
  • This recipe is a healthier version of Marinated Grilled Shrimp.

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May 31, 2012

Very good shrimp! Rather than marinating these in a bowl, about an hour before dinner, I threaded the shrimp on wooden skewers that had been soaked. I put them in a baking dish and poured the marinade over, turning to coat both sides. I covered the dish and let these marinade in the refrigerator until dinnertime. I think it is so much easier and less messy to do it this way. Both Hubs and I enjoyed these!

May 24, 2012

This is a keeper! One of my favorite recipes! Try it, you won't be disappointed!


19 Ratings

Jun 11, 2012

Excellent....used extra jumbo shrimp....marinated for 2 hours....also used a homemade marinara sauce and dried basil since I had no fresh on hand....really yummy. Family enjoyed....Will make again and next time fresh basil!!!!! Cause I know that fresh makes a difference.....thanks!

Jun 16, 2013

Just made this for Father's Day BBQ as an appetizer. It was a hit! I did add extra fresh basil and a nice pinch of dry basil for added flavor. I was asked to make this again!

Jun 11, 2013

Easy and very good. Saving this one.

Apr 05, 2013

I loved it!

Apr 02, 2013

I made this last night. My spouse and I loved it! I also skewered the shrimp first, then poured the marinate over them, popped in fridge for 30 min. Then out to the barbe.. Absolutely packed full of flavor!! Thanks so much!

Aug 23, 2012

Didn't knock my socks off but it was good enough that I might make again when looking for a fast, easy way to prepare shrimp.


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  • Calories
  • 207 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 230 mg
  • 77%
  • Fat
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 31 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 472 mg
  • 19%

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

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