Tomato-Basil Shrimp Skewers Recipe
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Tomato-Basil Shrimp Skewers Recipe

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I promise you that these are THE best, most perfectly seasoned shrimp you will ever eat. My husband doesn't normally care for shrimp, but he raves over these! —Jennifer Fulk, Moreno Valley, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 pounds uncooked jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

Nutritional Facts

6 each: 218 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 224mg cholesterol, 302mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 24g protein


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first six ingredients; add shrimp. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for up to 30 minutes.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Thread shrimp onto six metal or soaked wooden skewers. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink, turning once. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tomato-Basil Shrimp Skewers in Simple & Delicious May/June 2008, p37

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jun. 12, 2016

"The shrimp were wonderful! I wouldn't change a thing, although I did take one reviewer's suggestion and use chili sauce instead of tomato sauce because we like spicy food."

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2016

"I thought this was pretty good, but not great. I found the taste to be very subtle. Next time I will try subbing in Old Bay for the cayenne. I think that would make this more of a 5 star recipe.

jruvo87: This might be a little late, but you can use either fresh or frozen. If you do get frozen, make sure you thaw them first before starting the recipe."

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2015

"A keeper!"

Reviewed Jul. 22, 2014

"Will definitely make this again!"

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2013

"Very tasty."

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