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Firecracker Shrimp

These delightful grilled shrimp from Mary Tallman of Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin are coated in a sweet and spicy glaze. The marinade comes together in moments for sizzling shrimp skewers.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    30 servings


  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined


  • In a small bowl, combine the apricot preserves, oil, soy sauce and pepper flakes. Thread shrimp onto metal or soaked wooden skewers.
  • Grill, uncovered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink, basting frequently with apricot mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 27 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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  • tommypoo
    Jul 6, 2020

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  • katlaydee3
    Sep 4, 2012

    This is a delicious dinner for a hot summer night.

  • southerncook37
    Aug 21, 2010

    This is a wonderful way to have shrimp. It's just the right ratio of heat to sweetness. I like to have this dish on special nights when it's just my husband and I. It goes great with garlic biscuits. I have been making these shrimp for yrs. and will continue.

  • mrs_h
    May 24, 2009

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  • heidiwalbourn
    Feb 15, 2009

    My husband goes crazy over these and eats the whole pound of shrimp by himself!

  • Marilyn
    Nov 7, 2007

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    Aug 18, 2006

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    Jul 10, 2006

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    Jul 7, 2006

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