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Party Shrimp

The marinade for this dish makes the shrimp so flavorful, you won't even need a dipping sauce. Even those who claim they don’t like shellfish really dig this appetizer. —Kendra Doss, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + marinating Broil: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined


  • In a bowl or shallow dish, combine the first 8 ingredients. Add shrimp; toss to coat. Refrigerate 2 hours.
  • Drain shrimp, discarding marinade. Place shrimp on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 4 in. from heat until shrimp turn pink, 3-4 minutes on each side.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • To avoid rubbery shrimp (overcooking is a common pitfall in cooked shrimp recipes like this one), watch for signs they are done. The flesh will turn pink and firm. Act fast: They'll keep cooking for a minute or two outside the oven.
  • Here's how to clean, devein and peel shrimp.
  • With "no silverware needed" recipes such as this one, tail-on shrimp work best.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 shrimp: 14 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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    • aug2295
      Dec 26, 2020

      Easy and delicious marinade for shrimp, great for a holiday party as a counter note to a beef dish.

    • Catbird513
      Oct 29, 2020

      I loved these shrimp! Very easy to make and a satisfying appetizer to serve. Will definitely make again! Thanks for sharing!

    • gremaux
      Oct 9, 2020

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    • Julie
      May 1, 2020

      We make these on a fairly regular basis and love them! I use garlic powder as I never seem to have fresh garlic when I need it. It works just fine.

    • artchic
      Feb 26, 2020

      So yummy! Everyone loves these. I make them for dinner and as an appetizer - they always disappear. :)

    • Appy_Girl
      Jun 18, 2018

      Just the way we love our shrimp. Tangy with an edge of sweetness. I made the recipe exactly as written. This tested keeper will be served often. Another test kitchen, crowd tasted winner . Volunteer Field Editor

    • Josh
      Jun 1, 2018

      Looks amazing. Does anyone know where to get the dish it is served in the photo from?

    • Tex
      Dec 20, 2017

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    • JGa2595176
      Dec 20, 2017

      One of the easiest and most appreciated appetizers I've made in a long time. Love the sweet (brown sugar) and zingy (fresh garlic/spices) combo. Great option for an impressive and quick dinner party app!

    • Maryann
      Nov 27, 2017

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