Italian Grilled Shrimp

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

My neighbors made this for a summer picnic and it was delicious. They used an Italian dressing made at a local restaurant. Experiment a little or try Newman's Own Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs frozen raw shrimp (thawed and drained)
  • 34 cup Italian dressing (a sweet or spicy brand that you like, but NOT fat-free)
  • 3 small zucchini (sliced)
  • 3 small summer squash (sliced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (cubed)
  • Any other grillable veggies you like

  • onions, chunked (etc.) or cherry tomatoes (etc.) or mushroom (etc.)
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning


  1. Place all ingredients in a large zip-lock bag.
  2. Seal and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours.
  3. Thread shrimp and veggies onto metal skewers, alternating as desired.
  4. Grill over medium heat about 4 minutes, turn once and grill 4 minutes more.
  5. Remove from skewers and serve hot.
  6. This also works as a stir-fry: Marinate as above and then saute all ingredients over medium-high heat in a large skillet until shrimp are pink.
Most Helpful

You know, I've marinated chicken in Italian dressing since the beginning of time - but never thought to do shrimp! Mahalo for a new and great way to do shrimp!

KauaiCarolAnn February 18, 2012