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Sweet Grilled Shrimp Skewers Recipe

Sweet Grilled Shrimp Skewers

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"My boyfriend flipped over these. They are easy enough that you can add or skimp on ingredients and they are virtually fool proof. Add sweet or spicy at your leisure. This is a surefire hit!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    6 mins

    2 hrs 21 mins


  1. Combine brown sugar, lemon juice, molasses, basil, vegetable oil, mustard, honey, clove, ranch dressing, chili powder, and garlic in a large bowl. Toss in shrimp to coat, cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours. Meanwhile, soak wooden skewers in hot water to prevent burning on the grill.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
  3. Thread shrimp tightly on to skewers. Cook on the top rack of the grill for approximately 4 minutes, or until the shrimp turns pink on one side. Flip shrimp and cook for an additional 2 to 4 minutes, or until there are no signs of grey. Use a fork to remove shrimp from the skewers.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 15, 2008

The "sweet" in the name intrigued me, never would have thought of sweet shrimp but these are really, really good. Hint to other posters, when "sweet" in in the title name, expect sweet! Thanks for sharing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 01, 2007

Make sure to use uncooked shrimp. I used cooked because it was what I had, and they were very tough. The recipe is very very very sweet...a little too sweet for my liking


16 Ratings

Oct 13, 2010

This shrimp has become legendary around our neighborhood - I've made it for several parties, and my husband turned his work buddies onto it as well. It's absolutely excellent - only change was to cut down the amount of molasses.

Jul 12, 2007

DH gives this one 5 stars, I would give it 4 stars. It was good, very sweet. I think the flavor was good but it overpowered the shrimp flavor and I love the flavor of shrimp.

Jun 23, 2010

Oh, this is a wonderful recipe for shrimp!!!! My kids just adored this stuff. I followed the recipe with one exception as I did not have any ranch dressing (imagine a house with eight kids with NO ranch dressing-unheard of!!!) but the shrimp grilled in this sweet and spicy sauce were excellent anyway.

May 02, 2007

the perfect amount of sweetness! i will definitely use this again

Aug 07, 2011

Entirely too sweet. I wouldn't make them again.

May 09, 2013

Ah...mmmmm...azing it does not matter if you don't have all the ingredients. it will come out great. i used 1/2 the sugar and 1/4 the molasses. but boy o boy was this fantastic. Will use again and again


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  • Calories
  • 432 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 346 mg
  • 115%
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 37.4 g
  • 75%
  • Sodium
  • 462 mg
  • 18%

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

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