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Zippy Shrimp Skewers Recipe

Zippy Shrimp Skewers Recipe

These flavorful skewers from Jalayne Luckett, Marion, Illinois, deliver a mouthwatering kick with minimal effort. Fix them for your next party and watch them disappear.—Jalayne Luckett, Marion, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 5 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 3/4 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first seven ingredients; add shrimp. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Thread shrimp onto six metal or soaked wooden skewers. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 57 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 199mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat.

Reviews for Zippy Shrimp Skewers

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cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 58626
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2014

"Too spicy, other than that, bland. Will not make this again."

jcoustenis User ID: 1882791 54349
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

"This is the recipe I seem to go to, over and over again. I use this base marinade for many very different dishes. Use rice, or LoMein noodles and add your own vegetables"

TunicaBaby User ID: 5843325 54728
Reviewed May. 7, 2011

"This was easy and tasted good, but not much "kick". The sweet overpowered the spicy."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.