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The Best Shrimp Marinade

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This shrimp marinade packs a huge punch of flavor and is made with ingredients that you can probably already find in your house! They have the perfect amount of tang and just a hint of spice! ย You can grill these shrimp (my favorite) or you can bake them, or sautรฉ them in a skillet.

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Shrimp is something that I actually tend to make quite a bit. They cook so quickly, it’s a light meal, and if they’re frozen, they only take a few minutes to thaw out. I actually cooked these on my George Foreman grill. So much easier than actually getting the big grill out!

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The Best Shrimp Marinade
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
36 mins
 
Servings: 3 people
Ingredients
  • 1 lb raw shrimp (peeled)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 large garlic cloves (minced finely)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp hot sauce (or more if you like more spice)
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl with the shrimp and stir to combine. 

  2. Refrigerate no longer than 30 minutes or the shrimp can get tough. 

  3. If you're planning to use wooden skewers, soak them in water while the shrimp marinade so they won't burn on the grill 

  4. Grill for about 2 minutes on each side. 

  5. If you're baking them, heat your oven to 400 and bake for about 8-10 minutes. 

  6. Enjoy! 

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  • Ashley
    July 23, 2017 at 1:29 am

    Ooh, I love shrimp! This looks divine. I definitely want to add it to my menu next week. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Coco and Ash
      July 23, 2017 at 9:08 am

      Thanks Ashley! Hope you love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Diana
    July 23, 2017 at 5:53 am

    Love the marinade, made with the simplest ingredients to create such deliciousness!

    • Coco and Ash
      July 23, 2017 at 9:08 am

      Thanks so much Diana!

  • jacquee | i sugar coat it!
    July 23, 2017 at 9:02 am

    MOUTHWATERING!!! I am always down for anything with smoked paprika and brown sugar. These will have to happen for my next BBQ!

    • Coco and Ash
      July 23, 2017 at 9:07 am

      It’s such a great combo ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you!!

  • linda spiker
    July 23, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Grilled shrimp is a summer staple at our house! I need to try this marinade!

    • Coco and Ash
      July 23, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      Thank you Linda! I hope you get to try it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jeni @ Coquette Kitchen
    July 23, 2017 at 10:59 am

    ohhhhh, now I’m craving shrimp! And the smoked paprika and brown sugar combo sounds lovely.

    • Coco and Ash
      July 23, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      Thanks so much Jeni!

  • Thao @ In Good Flavor
    July 30, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    This looks delicious! I am a huge fan of shrimp. This marinade sounds amazing with such a great combination of flavors!

  • Susan
    August 4, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Made this last night. Absolute winner! Had to bake in oven at the last minute due to thunderstorm but still perfect. Just the two of us devoured a pound of shrimp….sorry third person. Boo hoo no leftovers

    • Coco and Ash
      August 4, 2017 at 11:03 am

      Awesome Susan!! So glad you liked it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Trina
    August 11, 2017 at 2:35 am

    Could I use regular paprika if I don’t have smoked paprika?

    • Coco and Ash
      August 11, 2017 at 8:24 am

      Sure! The smoked paprika does give it a nice bit of a smokier flavor but you can definitely use regular paprika if you don’t have the smoked ๐Ÿ™‚