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Learn how to marinate shrimp for grilling with this 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 young kids love it. 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 outdoor grilling. Try it with a salad, baked potato, and garlic bread.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
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Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Stir together olive oil, tomato sauce, garlic, and red wine vinegar in a large bowl. Season with basil, salt, and cayenne pepper. Add shrimp to the bowl; stir until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour, stirring once or twice.

  • Preheat the grill to medium heat. Lightly oil the grate.

  • Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing once near the tail and once near the head. Discard marinade.

  • Cook shrimp on the preheated grill until opaque, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

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.

Nutrition Facts

273 calories; protein 31g; carbohydrates 2.8g; fat 14.7g; cholesterol 230mg; sodium 471.8mg. Full Nutrition