Grilled Marinated Shrimp


This shrimp marinade makes the best shrimp, especially for grilling! Remove from skewers and serve on a bed of pasta with sauce for a great meal.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins


  • 1 cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails attached

  • 6 skewers


  1. Whisk olive oil, parsley, lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, garlic, tomato paste, oregano, salt, and black pepper together in a mixing bowl. Reserve a small amount for basting later. Pour remaining marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add shrimp, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

  2. Preheat a grill to medium-low heat. Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing once near the tail and once near the head. Discard marinade.

  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Cook shrimp until opaque, about 5 minutes per side, basting frequently with reserved marinade.

    close up view of Grilled Marinated Shrimp on skewers on a white platter
    Pat J

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

447 Calories
38g Fat
4g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 447
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 48%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 230mg 77%
Sodium 800mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 25mg 124%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 308mg 7%

* 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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