Firecracker Shrimp Recipe
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Firecracker Shrimp Recipe

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These delightful grilled shrimp from Mary Tallman of Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin are coated in a sweet and spicy glaze. The marinade comes together in moments for sizzling shrimp skewers.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 27 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0g fiber), 3g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, combine the apricot preserves, oil, soy sauce and pepper flakes. Thread shrimp onto metal or soaked wooden skewers.
  2. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink, basting frequently with apricot mixture. Yield: 30 servings.
Originally published as Firecracker Shrimp in Simple & Delicious July/August 2006, p13

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Dinah66 227030
Reviewed May. 27, 2015

"These are excellent. I suggest heating the marinade ingredients to make it easier to brush on. This sauce might be good on chicken or pork."

katlaydee3 157159
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"This is a delicious dinner for a hot summer night."

southerncook37 154645
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2010

"This is a wonderful way to have shrimp. It's just the right ratio of heat to sweetness. I like to have this dish on special nights when it's just my husband and I. It goes great with garlic biscuits. I have been making these shrimp for yrs. and will continue."

heidiwalbourn 136575
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2009

"My husband goes crazy over these and eats the whole pound of shrimp by himself!"

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