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Best BBQ Shrimp Ever

Rated as 4.24 out of 5 Stars

"This simple marinade for shrimp is guaranteed to please. Passed down by my mother-in-law, it's without a doubt one of her greatest contributions to humankind. Serve over rice."
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1 h 30 m servings 125
Original recipe yields 8 servings (16 skewers)


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  1. Whisk together the canola oil, hot pepper sauce, garlic, chili sauce, lemon juice, and oregano in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Add the shrimp and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and marinate in the refrigerator 1 hour.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Remove the shrimp from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade. Thread about 4 shrimp onto each skewer.
  4. Cook on the preheated grill until pink on the outside and no longer translucent in the center, about 3 minutes per side.


  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of the marinade based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on ingredient density, and the specific type of oil and other ingredients used.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 125 calories; 3.8 3.9 19 173 325 Full nutrition

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This is outstanding. Also consider increasing the chili sauce and decreasing the oil for a little more bite.

Made this exactly as the recipe says. I thought it was FAB! Thanks I'll use this again. Only thing, maybe a little less oil, but thats really a stretch. Flavor was awesome and my kids ate AL...

His mother-in-law is my mother so I agree about the recipe. I only leave the tails on if I'm serving these as an appetizer. They're delicious cold too.

We thought this was really good. Not excellent- partly because the shrimp didn't really have time to soak up the marinade. I think this is a very good base for people (like me) who like to exp...

Wow! This definitely is some of the "Best BBQ Shrimp Ever"! I did cut way back on the oil though...only using a little over 1/4 cup. I used olive oil vs. canola and 1/4 tsp. of tabasco. I also...

Yum! My kids and I loved this recipe. I changed it a bit. I used regular chili sauce, marinated about 1 hour then cook in a pan on the stove.

Really good - we like these in some tortillas or lettuce wraps with some rice. I didn't have chili sauce, but I did have a hot-sauce flavoured ketchup - so I used that with about a tbsp of Sirac...

These were excellent shrimp. My wife, who doesn't really like shrimp ate all of hers!!

Learned about this recipe in early November. First time, followed directions to a "t." Next FOUR times, I winged it adding more chili sauce and less oil as others have recommended. I also used t...