Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Now that the weather is nicer, we are grilling more. The other night we grilled steaks and shrimp when company was over. It was a delicious dinner. The shrimp were oh so good.

I want to share this marinated shrimp recipe. It is really easy and really tasty. I told you before that I am constantly looking for new recipes to try. This one I actually cut out of a sale paper for our local grocery store. They were advertising their sale on shrimp, and included this recipe. I thought it sounded pretty good (after all, it did call for 3 cloves of garlic). I tried it, and everyone liked it. Listed below is the recipe, with a slight variation of my own.

One funny thing I wanted to share with you. The recipe called for cayenne pepper, which I did have in my pantry. However, the expiration date on the pepper had come and gone. I figured it still had to be good – I mean it’s pepper – it’s not like it could spoil right. I just thought maybe it would just lose a little of its potency. So, instead of using just a ¼ tsp., I used a whole tsp. (and maybe even a little more). Wow! It was hot! Too hot for some at our table, but still very good. Anyway, I wouldn’t vary from the recommended amount of the cayenne pepper.

These are delicious hot off the grill. And, they are really good cold the next day – my husband and I enjoyed the leftovers the next day, right out of the fridge.

Try these. I know you will like them.

You will need:

2 pounds of shrimp, peeled and deveined (I bought the frozen bag with the tail on)

Skewers (I bought some disposable bamboo ones from the same grocery store)


3 cloves of garlic, minced

1/3 cup of olive oil

¼ cup tomato sauce

2 TBSP. red wine vinegar

2 TBSP. dried basil leaves

½ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. cayenne pepper

In a large bowl, stir together all the marinade ingredients. Add the defrosted shrimp and stir until mixed well and evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.

Put the shrimp on the skewers, piercing them at both the tail and head. Discard the marinade.

Spray grill with grilling spray to lightly oil the grate. Cook the shrimp on a medium grill for 2-3 minutes on each side.

Yum! Enjoy!

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Marinated Grilled Shrimp — 4 Comments

  1. Wow!!! Had these the other night and they are so good!!! thanks for sharing your recipie.

  2. So, I am going to make these shrimp for the Memorial Day weekend. Now, I know this may be a “no brainer” for some but…Do I get the frozen cooked or uncooked shrimp?

    • Hi Michelle. Thanks for the question. Guess I should have specified that. You buy the uncooked shrimp. I know these will be a hit at your bbq this weekend. Enjoy!

  3. Oh and when I said I had these before, I didn’t make them then…My sister did :)