Fantastic Marinade for Grilled Shrimp

Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins

To say this marinade is fantastic is an under statement --- the amounts listed enough for up to 4 pounds of shrimp and this also works well with lobster tails too --- if you are threading the shrimp on wooden skewers make certain to soak them for a minimum of 30 minutes in cold water before using, do not marinade the shrimp for more than 1 hour or the vinegar will start "cook" the shrimp, the hot sauce is only optional add in for extra heat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl whisk together all ingredients (except garlic) until well blended, adjusting the seasoned salt, cayenne and hot sauce to taste.
  2. Add in the garlic pieces.
  3. Add in the uncooked shrimp to the bowl and toss to coat with the marinade.
  4. Cover and refrigerate NO MORE than 1 hour.
  5. Remove the shrimp and discard marinade.
  6. Grill over medium heat until no longer pink (cooking time will vary depending on the size of the shrimp).


Most Helpful

I thought coming from Kittencal that this would be awesome. Very plain to me. I think the tomato sauce downed it and think a sweet red wine reduction would have been better. Sorry.

CabinKat March 30, 2012

Made this last night with tiger prawn that had the peel on. It was a hit! I think it would be better to marinate the shrimp unpeeled like the recipe calls personally but everyone loved it.

chefwhannabeohio May 27, 2013

also works great with chicken!!
I adjusted the salt, cayenne to my taste and
I used Sirachi and Mexican tomato sauce.

drh8172509_11885338 May 29, 2012

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