Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Tomato, Garlic & Herbs Recipe

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Lynn Curtis Modified: March 25, 2022
Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Tomato, Garlic & Herbs Recipe

How To Make Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Tomato, Garlic & Herbs

A marinade of tomato, basil, thyme, garlic, and lemon gives these shrimp skewers their freshness, making them perfect for an afternoon barbecue with family.

Preparation: 1 hour
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes



  • tbsptomato paste
  • 6tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 2tbspFresh Lemon Juice
  • 1largeshallot,roughly chopped
  • 4largecloves garlic,roughly chopped
  • ¼cupfresh basil leaves,chopped
  • 1tbspfresh thyme leaves,(or 1 tsp dried)
  • ¼tspred pepper flakes
  • tspteaspoons sugar
  • 1tspsalt
  • 2lbsjumbo shrimp,(21-25 per pound), peeled and de-veined (leave tails on if desired), thawed if frozen


  1. To make the marinade, combine all of the ingredients except for the shrimp in a mini food processor or blender; blend until the mixture forms a smooth paste.

  2. Combine the shrimp and the marinade in a medium bowl and stir until shrimp are evenly coated. Let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Meanwhile, thread the shrimp onto skewers (going through the top and bottom of each shrimp). Lightly dip a wad of paper towels in vegetable oil and, using tongs, carefully rub over grates several times until glossy and coated.

  4. Grill the shrimp skewers about 1½ minutes per side. Be sure not to overcook! Serve hot, room temperature or cold.


  • Calories: 264.83kcal
  • Fat: 15.12g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.28g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.13g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.90g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.68g
  • Fiber: 0.87g
  • Sugar: 6.23g
  • Protein: 21.49g
  • Cholesterol: 190.51mg
  • Sodium: 911.08mg
  • Calcium: 98.90mg
  • Potassium: 307.79mg
  • Iron: 0.92mg
  • Vitamin A: 90.73µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.36mg
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