Tangy Garlic Shrimp Skewers

The next time you feel like firing up the grill, try these tangy garlic shrimp skewers.  They are full of flavor, and make for an easy dinner to time perfectly when served with couscous or rice, and oven roasted vegetables.


Grilled Tangy Garlic Shrimp

Tangy Garlic Shrimp Skewers

  • 5 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Tomato Sauce (or 1/2 Cup Diced Tomatoes)
  • 2 Tbs Red Wine Vinegar
  • 3 -4 Tbs Chopped Fresh Basil
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 Lbs Fresh Shrimp, Peeled and Deveined
  • Skewers (If wood or bamboo, soak in water)


  1. Mix garlic, olive oil, tomato sauce (or diced tomatoes), vinegar, basil, salt, and cayenne pepper in a blender or food processor.
  2. Pulse until blended and pour into a large container with a tight fitting lid.
  3. Add shrimp to the container, seal with the lid, and toss lightly to coat.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour, tossing again halfway in to re-coat the shrimp.
  4. Lightly oil the grate and preheat the grill for medium.
  5. Thread shrimp on skewers like a horseshoe, with the skewer pierced through the head and the tail.
  6. Brush the shrimp with marinade again before placing on the grill.
  7. Grill each side 2 to 3 minutes, or until opaque, brushing the shrimp once more with marinade before flipping.