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Tomato-Basil Shrimp Skewers

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


  • 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


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

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  • Gregg
    Jan 9, 2021

    Tried this awhile ago, and it's been our go to shrimp dish ever since. Super delish!

  • Cheryl
    Jul 19, 2020

    I and my family love this recipe though I have changed it a bit. I substitute ketchup for tomato sauce, add 3 cloves grated garlic, 2 tablespoons diced red onions and LOTS of fresh basil. Absolutely divine. ??????

  • acgmellor
    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
    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
    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
    Aug 30, 2015

    A keeper!

  • MOTCook
    Jul 22, 2014

    Will definitely make this again!

  • tcarver
    Aug 29, 2013

    Very tasty.

  • jruvo87
    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
    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!