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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

1 skewer equals 218 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 224 mg cholesterol, 302 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 24 g 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 Aug. 30, 2015

"A keeper!"

Reviewed Jul. 22, 2014

"Will definitely make this again!"

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2013

"Very tasty."

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!"

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!"

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