Zippy Shrimp Skewers

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 5 min.


6 servings

Updated: Feb. 10, 2022
These flavorful skewers deliver a mouthwatering kick with minimal effort. Fix them for your next party and watch them disappear. —Jalayne Luckett, Marion, Illinois
Zippy Shrimp Skewers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 shallow dish, combine the first 7 ingredients; add shrimp. Turn to coat; cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Thread shrimp onto 6 metal or soaked wooden skewers. Grill, uncovered, on a lightly oiled rack over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat until shrimp turn pink, 2-3 minutes on each side.

Nutrition Facts

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