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Party Shrimp Recipe

Party Shrimp Recipe

The marinade for this dish makes the shrimp so flavorful, you won't even need a dipping sauce. Even those who claim they don’t like shellfish really dig this appetizer. —Kendra Doss, Colorado Springs, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Broil: 10 min. YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Directions

  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first eight ingredients. Add shrimp; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 2 hours.
  • 2. Drain shrimp, discarding marinade. Place shrimp on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 4 in. from heat 3-4 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

Recipe Note


Test Kitchen Tips

  • To avoid rubbery shrimp (the biggest pitfall with these little guys is overcooking), watch for signs they are done—the flesh will turn pink and firm. They'll keep cooking for a minute or two outside the oven.
  • With "no silverware needed" recipes such as this one, tail-on shrimp work best.
  • Nutritional Facts

    1 shrimp: 14 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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    julieeee User ID: 831695 261795
    Reviewed Feb. 25, 2017

    "Making these for the 4th time tonight! We, as well as our neighbors, love them. The two pounds always disappear in a hurry. I always double the recipe and add just a touch of Creole spice for an extra kick. So delicious and easy to prepare."

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    pschube User ID: 2658481 260327
    Reviewed Jan. 26, 2017

    "Delicious! Very easy and tasty! I wouldn't change a thing."

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    shannondobos User ID: 5115022 259199
    Reviewed Jan. 4, 2017

    "I made these for an appetizer night and we love them. They were SO easy! Next time I will use fresh basil, as that's just a personal preference. This recipe is worth doubling."

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    HollyHaley User ID: 7632619 259025
    Reviewed Jan. 2, 2017

    "Very good and easy"

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    schamberlain User ID: 8299832 258866
    Reviewed Dec. 30, 2016

    "I made these for myself and being hungry i only marinated for half hour. The Italian seasoning and lemon were perfect with a slight hint of sweet. Yum, will definitely treat myself again"

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    khartson User ID: 7044705 258683
    Reviewed Dec. 26, 2016

    "I made this yesterday for Christmas and literally within 20 min all 2 pounds of shrimp were gone!! My husband wants it again this week so I'm going to try the other suggestions and put over pasta and add some roasted veggies. BTW I used cooked shrimp and marinated overnight. I took out of fridge an hour before I quick pan fried in sauce to warm. Not rubbery at all and since they were cooked I served toasted bread to dip into the sauce."

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    kramerstacey15 User ID: 5709757 258573
    Reviewed Dec. 24, 2016

    "This is delicious and easy. I will definitely make again. And probably double it!"

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    bikernut User ID: 5193358 258011
    Reviewed Dec. 11, 2016

    "Had to adjust amts. to prepare 1- 1/2 lbs shrimp. Maybe I goofed. Marinated for little over an hour, all I could taste was the Italian seasoning. I want to taste shrimp. May try again, cutting waaay back on the seasoning."

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    Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 253104
    Reviewed Aug. 24, 2016

    "Its sure is a party. It is perfect blend of sweet and tangy with just the right amount of spices that you will certainly enjoy. You my want to double the recipe as I made the full amount of marinade for just the 2 of us. I cannot wait to serve this recipe to my family. I am so happy to have found a new Marinated Shrimp Recipe. Its a keeper.

    Janie
    Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor."

    MY REVIEW
    jmarana User ID: 406643 252069
    Reviewed Jul. 31, 2016

    "Like others, this shrimp needs no sauce. Both me and my husband loved it. Will be making again."

    MY REVIEW
    heatskitchen User ID: 8366358 242527
    Reviewed Jan. 25, 2016

    "I only marinaded these for 20 minutes and they still turned out great! I can't imagine how good it would be with the full 2 hours! The caption at the top says it all - you don't need any sauce!

    I served these with rice and had it as a main meal instead of an appetizer - it would be good both ways. Here is my blog post on it: http://heatskitchen.com/2016/01/25/party-shrimp/"

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    perkinsw User ID: 4771091 242178
    Reviewed Jan. 20, 2016

    "My grandkids loved this and was easy to prepare!"

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    cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 241208
    Reviewed Jan. 6, 2016

    "Pretty good. Very easy and quick."

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    Corwin44 User ID: 7541400 240180
    Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

    "easy and yummy addition to my appetizer party. I got no complaints and the shrimp disappeared. No sauce needed for these tasty bites. Thank you for sharing Kendra.

    *I would use uncooked shrimp for the best results."

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    KarenKeefe User ID: 2062961 240152
    Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

    "These were absolutely fabulous! Will definately make again!"

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    4247pokey User ID: 1924712 240114
    Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

    "Do you have to use uncooked shrimp?"

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    PageRD User ID: 5881442 229447
    Reviewed Jul. 12, 2015

    "I made this for dinner exactly as written and we loved it. I will definitely make it again. Since there are only two of us, we had leftovers which we plan to add to a salad for lunch."

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    missimin User ID: 2792514 226298
    Reviewed May. 13, 2015

    "I made this tonight and it was delicious. I didn't have fresh garlic so I used minced. I'll definitely make this often."

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    k_s9 User ID: 8089062 218869
    Reviewed Jan. 26, 2015

    "Marinated 10 shrimps so halved the ingredients...used a tsp of butter n olive oil and sauteed 2 minced garlic in it till fragrant n added to other spices as in the recipe...broiled them on wet skewers...made it easier to turn to other side...used level 3/4 tsp of brown sugar ...didn't find these sweet atall thanks to other reviews....we're Delish. ..I'm not a fan of seafood but didn't find these smelly ...rather light, tasty n mild....might add more lemon juice for added flavor next time....easy to prepare...my picky husband ate most of them...(who is a big fan of seafood....needless to say Shrimps)!!!!"

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    Jami4 User ID: 5573747 217556
    Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

    "Whole family loved it! Will make again"

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    Briadona User ID: 5500759 217089
    Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

    "Was excited to see a new way to prepare shrimp a favorite of many. Since expensive only tried with 1/2 lb of the 2 lbs purchased. Sorry to say just awful! Everyone wanted the plain roasted ones. To save these had to rinse off the spices... didn't want to waste."

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    pamdevone User ID: 3875916 216654
    Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015

    "It was ok."

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    jenrsnyder User ID: 6252990 216544
    Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

    "I had no lemon juice so I used 1/2 tsp of lemon pepper in place of the pepper. DELISH! I sauteed the shrimp and served them over brown rice. This shrimp would be awesome no matter what! I will definitely make this again!!"

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    CORDELIAKENDRICK User ID: 7964076 214975
    Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

    "I wrapped each shrimp in bacon before broiling; the bacon and spices combo made this shrimp absolutely fabulous."

    MY REVIEW
    Luzma User ID: 8157008 214827
    Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014

    "Thank you for adding me to you Taste & Home,I'm Very please with all your recipe's they are so delicious and very healthy, Love you guys.

    Luz Mercado"

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    diane senske User ID: 326742 148902
    Reviewed Sep. 13, 2014

    "Fast and great tasting ..."

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    Beema User ID: 446601 192415
    Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

    "This was recently republished in Simple & Delicious, which is where I found it. I made it not as an appetizer but as a part of our dinner.. took the tails off before marinating, and served it with rice and garlic toast. We eat a lot of shrimp (living in Tampa, Fl), and we will make this again."

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    twodogs16 User ID: 6280406 122054
    Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

    "Everyone said (WOW/Good) I served this at a Xmas dinner buttet. It was a big hit."

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    Binky User ID: 16218 148900
    Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

    "My recipe showed NO ingredients! easy to make, but not so delicious."

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    [email protected] User ID: 4441258 193812
    Reviewed Jun. 29, 2011

    "I doubled this recipe for our large family. I loved the ease and the taste of this recipe. I will definitely make again."

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    AdeleDegnan User ID: 4801874 122053
    Reviewed Mar. 31, 2011

    "We enjoyed this very much. Next time I will add a pinch of cayenne for a bit of a kick."

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    Cottage1 User ID: 1698672 123724
    Reviewed Feb. 22, 2011

    "I doubled the marinade mixture, and I used crushed red pepper flakes instead of pepper and I found them a little sweet so next time I will use 2 tbsp. of brown sugar instead of the 3 when I doubled the marinade mixture. I also used 1-1/2 tsp. of fresh minced garlic instead of 2 cloves, thinly sliced. I used 30 large shrimp. They were cooked, so I cut the cooking time in half and took the shell off the tails and put them on soaked skewers."

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    vkfh User ID: 5004365 181298
    Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

    "Fabulous!"

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    Kathy Vencill User ID: 4614933 212124
    Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

    "Good recipe. I used it an as entree for two. It is very flavorful, easy, and quick. Will definitely make it again as an appetizer or entree ."

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