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Party Shrimp

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Broil: 10 min.

Makes

2-1/2 dozen

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
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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. In a bowl or shallow dish, combine the first 8 ingredients. Add shrimp; toss to coat. Refrigerate 2 hours.
  2. 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.