Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Tomato, Garlic & Herbs Recipe

Jump To Recipe
Avatar Author's default profile picture
Lynn Published: May 5, 2021 Modified: June 10, 2021
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
Continue Reading Below
Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!

Continue Reading Below
Continue Reading Below

Related BBQ & Grilled Recipes

BBQ & Grilled

BBQ Shrimp Skewers

Perfect to cap off a tiring day, these grilled shrimp…
Total 45 mins
BBQ & Grilled

Corn Kabobs

Serve a fun and vibrant appetizer or side with vegetable…
Total 25 mins
Continue Reading Below

Leave a comment

Replying to