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Tomato-Basil Shrimp Skewers Recipe

Tomato-Basil Shrimp Skewers Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

6 each: 218 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 224mg cholesterol, 302mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein.

Reviews for Tomato-Basil Shrimp Skewers

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acgmellor User ID: 6746948 250252
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2016

"This was delicious! I added some sea salt, used pizza sauce because that's what I had, and added a little extra cayenne. Will definitely make again"

DeboraLZ User ID: 7556927 249356
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."

PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 249119
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."

ejshellabarger User ID: 3870843 232024
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2015

"A keeper!"

MOTCook User ID: 7688063 141548
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2014

"Will definitely make this again!"

tcarver User ID: 5663692 141547
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2013

"Very tasty."

jruvo87 User ID: 6121896 177693
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2013

"I don't eat meat or seafood, but am hosting a party and looking to make these. BUUUUUUT.. I have no idea what kind of shrimp to buy?? Fresh or Frozen... please help!"

gourmetwanttabe User ID: 6662108 158853
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2013

"Probably the best grilled shrimp I've had including high end restaurants. I had to substitute chili sauce for the tomato sauce and old bay for the cayenne. Wow!"

Valentina222 User ID: 7068096 209873
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"The best grilled shrimp, but I would add salt too."

lauracanfield User ID: 5108895 173564
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2011


MY REVIEW User ID: 4441258 104914
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"Very delish. I have nothing more to say about it, it was great and would definitely make it again."

linsvin User ID: 1584655 177690
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"Very easy and delicious recipe. I too did not have tomato sauce, used BBQ sauce instead. Would make it again with the BBQ sauce!!!"

annlago User ID: 1717081 173554
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2009

"5 star restaurant taste! Easy to make."

jhfwin User ID: 1093534 100978
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

"Made these for two parties - everyone raved. I didn't have tomato paste but I had pizza sauce which I think gave it a little more zing. Great recipe!"

morningchild User ID: 1552898 105432
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

"Made these for Father's Day - YUMMY!!!"

minimaus User ID: 1816667 157062
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2009

"badkitty,get over it.

I appriciate all the recipes.minniemaus"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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