I’m a huge fan of shrimp.  One of my favorite ways to prepare it?  You guessed it…on the grill.  Most of the time I’ll make recipes ahead of time for my family and I’ll tweak and dial them in to the way that I really like them.  Then, I know that they are company-ready.  Often, I’ll make modifications, and rarely do I keep a recipe exactly the way that I found it.  This is one of those rare exceptions.

I found this grilled shrimp recipe on allrecipes.com.  All Recipes has to be my favorite website for recipes and inspiration.  I’ve been a visitor of the site since 1999 and it’s definitely tops on my list.  I love the way that the site is organized and the way that you are able to compile menus of your favorite dishes, add your own recipes, or even find entire monthly meal plans ready to go.  The recipes are easily adjusted based on serving size and ingredients are automatically loaded into an aisle by aisle shopping list.  You can watch videos of recipes being prepared and check out ratings by users to help weed out the recipes that don’t make the cut.

Randomizers can help select meals for those having a difficult time thinking of something to make and you can even find recipes based on what you have in your pantry and your refrigerator.  But, enough about allrecipes.com, let me just get you the shrimp recipe, sound good?

Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Grilled Shrimp


  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 pounds fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • skewers


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the garlic, olive oil, tomato sauce, and red wine vinegar.  Season with basil, salt, and cayenne pepper.  Add shrimp to the bowl, and stir until evenly coated. Cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour, stirring once or twice.
  2. Preheat grill for medium heat.  Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing once near the tail and once near the head.  Discard marinade.
  3. Lightly oil grill grate.  Cook shrimp on preheated grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until opaque.


Here’s another recipe…

Margarita Grilled Shrimp

Margarita Shrimp


  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons tequila
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 20 minutes


  1. Stir shrimp, olive oil, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, tequila, cayenne pepper, and salt together in a bowl.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate shrimp in marinade for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
  3. Remove shrimp from bowl and thread onto skewers; discard marinade.
  4. Cook on the preheated grill until shrimp turn pink, 2 to 3 minutes per side.