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Quick Spicy Shrimp Kabobs

Shrimp lovers will adore these spicy, juicy kabobs. Adjust the cayenne to suit your preference for more or less heat. So quick and easy! —Michele Tungett, Rochester, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 5 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1-1/2 cups pineapple chunks
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first seven ingredients. Add the shrimp; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for up to 2 hours.
  • Drain and discard marinade. On eight metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread the shrimp, pineapple and onion. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill kabobs, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink.
Nutrition Facts
2 kabobs: 187 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fruit.

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  • Igraine32
    Jul 24, 2014

    This was just ok. The medium shrimp were annoyingly small. I'd go for large for sure. We cooked the onions separately to avoid them being undercooked.

  • Becky36
    Jul 6, 2014

    Very tasty, however next time I'll cook the onions separately so they aren't so raw when cooked on the same skewers as the shrimp. Also the marinade would have been great on the onions too, something else I'll try next time!

  • bjsilve0
    Dec 11, 2011

    SOOO good, easy and low in calories and Weight Watcher points.

  • Chef_Slim
    Jul 7, 2011

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  • asabot
    Jun 25, 2011

    This is a great recipe. I didn't have two hours to marinate the shrimp so they basically only marinated while I cut up the onion and opened a can of pineapple chunks, but the shrimp still tasted delicious! We'll definitely make these again during the summer and possibly during tailgating season, too!

  • momtomatt
    Jun 12, 2011

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  • eschmandt
    May 29, 2011

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