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Zippy Shrimp Skewers

These flavorful skewers deliver a mouthwatering kick with minimal effort. Fix them for your next party and watch them disappear. —Jalayne Luckett, Marion, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 5 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 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


  • In a large shallow dish, combine the first 7 ingredients; add shrimp. Turn to coat; cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
  • 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.

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  • PageRD
    Jun 2, 2020

    I love grilled shrimp but have a hard time finding recipes that really add any flavor. This one has a delicious mix of sweet and hot that really showed off the flavor of the shrimp. It's a great meal for a summer evening on the patio. This one will definitely go into our regular summer rotation.

  • AllisonO
    May 28, 2020

    These were fantastic! A little sweet plus a little heat equals a delicious light supper or they could make for a fun appetizer. We will definitely making these again!

  • cbenne12
    Mar 21, 2014

    Too spicy, other than that, bland. Will not make this again.

  • jcoustenis
    Dec 10, 2013

    This is the recipe I seem to go to, over and over again. I use this base marinade for many very different dishes. Use rice, or LoMein noodles and add your own vegetables

  • TunicaBaby
    May 7, 2011

    This was easy and tasted good, but not much "kick". The sweet overpowered the spicy.