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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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    6 mins

    51 mins


  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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  • 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!


39 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!

May 29, 2014

Had this today. Used tomato paste instead of sauce (that's what I had on hand) and it came out delicious.

Sep 03, 2014

Wow! This was so good even my husband enjoyed it and he's not a huge fan of grilled shrimp. Very easy and takes practically no time at all. I opted for a couple shakes of tabasco vs. cayenne pepper and let it marinate for a couple of hours. I skewered these on wooden skewers that I soaked in water to avoid them burning. Great recipe and one that you don't have to feel guilty about!

May 25, 2014

So very delicious! I doubled the recipe and used half to marinate the shrimp and half to baste shrimp while grilling. Marinade coated shrimp very nicely...very delicious and fresh flavor! It may have been a tad on the salty side....i tend to think that when vinegar is used, the amount of salt needed is decreased. But, other than that, definitely a keeper!

Jun 06, 2014

Made this last weekend and everybody loved it, I had 2lb of large tiger shrimp and marinated 50% in this and 50% in a marinade of lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, garlic , freshly chopped basil and a generous pinch of cayenne pepper. Both were devoured rapidly. Will make again. (I forgot only had tomato paste so I used a little less to replace tomato sauce and added a little water, I can't imagine this changed the flavor)

Mar 02, 2014

Loved this recipe ! I made it and put it in a whole wheat wrap with lettuce ! Simple and still low calorie for the health nuts like me


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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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