Quick Spicy Shrimp Kabobs Recipe
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Quick Spicy Shrimp Kabobs Recipe

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Shrimp lovers will adore these spicy, juicy kabobs. Adjust the cayenne to suit your preference for more or less heat. So quick and easy! —Michele Tungett, Rochester, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 5 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 5 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1-1/2 cups pineapple chunks
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges

Nutritional Facts

2 kabobs: 187 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fruit.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first seven ingredients. Add the shrimp; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for up to 2 hours.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. On eight metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread the shrimp, pineapple and onion. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill kabobs, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Shrimp Kabobs in Healthy Cooking June/July 2011, p53

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Igraine32 User ID: 7006585 193007
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2014

"This was just ok. The medium shrimp were annoyingly small. I'd go for large for sure. We cooked the onions separately to avoid them being undercooked."

Becky36 User ID: 7834909 182472
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2014

"Very tasty, however next time I'll cook the onions separately so they aren't so raw when cooked on the same skewers as the shrimp. Also the marinade would have been great on the onions too, something else I'll try next time!"

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 194111
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"SOOO good, easy and low in calories and Weight Watcher points."

asabot User ID: 620927 194110
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"This is a great recipe. I didn't have two hours to marinate the shrimp so they basically only marinated while I cut up the onion and opened a can of pineapple chunks, but the shrimp still tasted delicious! We'll definitely make these again during the summer and possibly during tailgating season, too!"

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