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Party Shrimp


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Today’s party shrimp appetizer is one that can be prepared at the last minute. That is one of the great things about shrimp, they cook fast.

About 2 hours before your party, you place the shrimp in a simple marinade. The marinade is made by combining olive oil, paprika, Italian seasoning, basil, brown sugar, lemon juice, garlic, and pepper. I love that I can have these all prepped in plenty of time before my guests arrive.

Then just before your party starts or even as the guests arrive, you cook the shrimp in the oven. They literally cook in the oven in just in 4 minutes – 2 minutes per side. Not only are they easy to make but they are also delicious. I also like to line my baking sheet with foil to make clean up a snap. This is really one of the easiest appetizers to put together. I like to serve them on a platter with some disposable appetizer forks on the side.

Party Shrimp | realmomkitchen.com

Here is what you need to make the
Party Shrimp

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Party Shrimp | realmomkitchen.com

Party Shrimp


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  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined (don’t use smaller than 31-40 per pound)


  1. In a gallon sized ziploc bag, combine all of the ingredients except shrimp. Seal bag. Knead the bag to combine marinade.
  2. Add shrimp to bag and seal. Turn to coat shrimp with marinade and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  3. Line a baking sheet with foil and pour shrimp out onto lined baking sheet. Broil for 2 minutes. Turn shrimp and broil for 2 more minutes until shrimp are pink.
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Recipe adapted from Simple and Delicious Oct/Nov 2013 issue.

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Diane L March 19, 2021 - 6:32 pm

Broil on low or high?

Laura March 22, 2021 - 9:13 pm

You can broil on high but keep an eye on it.

Marta December 20, 2013 - 4:44 am

will fix shrimp for Christmas