Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Marinated Grilled Shrimp

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"A very simple and easy marinade that makes your shrimp so yummy you don't even need cocktail sauce! Don't let the cayenne pepper scare you, you don't even taste it. My 2 and 4 year-olds love it and eat more shrimp than their parents! It is also a big hit with company, and easy to prepare. I make this with frozen or fresh shrimp and use my indoor electric grill if the weather is not good for outside grilling. Try it with a salad, baked potato, and garlic bread. You will not be disappointed!!!"
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55 m servings 273 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 273 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.8g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 31 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 230 mg
  • 77%
  • Sodium:
  • 472 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a large bowl, stir together the garlic, olive oil, tomato sauce, and red wine vinegar. 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. Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing once near the tail and once near the head. Discard marinade.
  3. Lightly oil grill grate. Cook shrimp on preheated grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until opaque.


  • Editor's 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.


  1. 2929 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

These were very nice. I was expecting outstanding flavour for five stars though and this just didn't make it. Next time I would add sweet chilli sauce, more tomato and garlic. Fresh basil is a m...

Most helpful critical review

We followed the directions exactly as given and even used yummy fresh shrimp we brought home from our Gulf vacation, but I thought this was very blah. Even with loads of fresh basil and marinati...

These were very nice. I was expecting outstanding flavour for five stars though and this just didn't make it. Next time I would add sweet chilli sauce, more tomato and garlic. Fresh basil is a m...

This is a super simple and yummy recipe. The only thing I did differntly is used ketchup instead of tomato sauce, as I didn't want to open a large can of tamato sauce for such a little amount.

For a small Oscar Party I made an arrangement of skewer recipes. My friend Kristi ABSOLUTELY loved this one. But a word to the wise, if you for some reason not to grill the shrimp and instead ...

This recipe is AWESOME!!! Made these for a 4th of July party and they literally flew off the table. After reading other reviews, I used the largest shrimp I could find, replaced the tomato sau...

I marinated 1 lb. of shrimp (the frozen, peeled and deveined kind) in a full batch of the marinade (enough for 2 people). I used dried basil, white wine vinegar, and extra garlic. I then made ...

Just perfect and delicious as written, though I didn't bother with skewers since I only made enough shrimp for hubby and myself. No need to change a thing, unless you feel some compelling desir...

OMG, this is hands-down the best shrimp i have ever tasted in my whole entire life. this marinade is soooooo good..i think it's the combination of all the ingredients that makes this so tasty. ...

This was very good! The first time we made it we used small pre-cooked shrimp and grilled it on the Foreman Grill (without skewers) and it came out great. The second time, we doubled the marin...

I'll admit, I was skeptical at first....the ingredients seemed a bit odd together. And then I ate it. WOW! This is fantastic, the BEST. I made it exactly as the recipe states, and it has gai...

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