Party Shrimp Recipe
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Party Shrimp Recipe

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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.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Broil: 10 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.

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.
  • Originally published as Party Shrimp in Healthy Cooking December/January 2011, p62

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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."

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

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

    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."

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

    "Very good and easy"

    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"

    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."

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

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

    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."

    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.

    Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor."

    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."

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