Shrimp Marinade Recipes

Shrimp Marinade Recipes You Need to Add to Your Dinner Arsenal

To make the best shrimp, it is important to know the right recipe to make marinade for shrimp. In this article, there are a few shrimp marinade recipes which will make you want to eat shrimp all the time.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2018
Marinating meat helps to tenderize tougher cuts of meat and also add flavor to the meat. The process of marinating may require a few minutes or it can also last for a few days. Different marinades are used for different types of meat. The ingredients used to make the marinade are often acidic in nature. They normally contain ingredients like vinegar, lemon juice, wine, soy sauce, etc. Different oils, herbs and spices can also be added to the marinade. In this article, we will concentrate on the marinades for shrimp.

Marinades for Shrimp

You can use these marinade recipes to make marinade for fresh or frozen shrimp. Depending on your choice, you can either make use of the indoor grill for grilling or grill the shrimp outdoor. I often make shrimp using these recipes in my indoor grills, but enjoy the shrimp sitting in the balcony.

Grilled Shrimp Marinade
This is one of my favorite marinade recipe. If you do not like spicy food, then you can do away with the cayenne pepper mentioned in this shrimp recipe.

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds Shrimp
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Fresh Basil
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ tsp Salt
Method
  • Peel and devein the shrimp before you grill them.
  • Finely chop garlic cloves and place them in a mixing bowl.
  • Add olive oil and tomato sauce to the chopped garlic and mix well together.
  • Then add red wine, salt, cayenne pepper (if required) and chopped basil to the olive oil mixture and mix well.
  • The marinade is now ready. Pour the deveined shrimp to the marinade, coat well, cover and place the shrimp in the refrigerator for 45 to 60 minutes.
  • While the shrimp are marinating stir them a couple of times.
  • Till the shrimp are marinating preheat the grill on medium.
  • Remove the shrimp from the refrigerator and thread them onto the skewers and grill the shrimp for 2 to 4 minutes on each side till they are opaque.
  • Serve the grilled shrimp recipe with the salad of your choice.
Garlic Marinade Recipe
If you like the flavor of garlic to your shrimp, then this recipe. This is one of the easiest to make of the different marinade recipes you will come across. Let's see the grilled garlic shrimp recipe.

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds Large Shrimp
  • 2 large Shallots
  • 2 inch piece Fresh Ginger
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • ½ cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • ¼ cup Green Onions
  • ¼ cup Peanut or Olive oil
  • ¾ cup Soy Sauce
  • ¼ tsp Fresh Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
Method
  • Peeled and chop the shallots, ginger.
  • Smash the garlic cloves and chop the green onions.
  • Do not remove the shells and tails of the shrimp. Leave them on.
  • In a blender, blend together shallots, ginger, garlic together, until they are smooth.
  • Then add soy sauce, lime juice and sugar to the shallots mixture and blend well till smooth.
  • At last add black pepper to the marinade.
  • Pour the shrimp in a bowl and drizzle the marinade over the shrimp.
  • Let the shrimp marinate for 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Till the shrimp marinate preheat the grill, remove the shrimp from the marinade and grill them till they are done on both the sides.
Spicy Marinade Recipe
If you have been looking for spicy marinade recipes, then your search ends here. Here is one of the best recipes to make spicy marinade. Here's another delicious shrimp recipe.

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds Large Shrimp
  • 1 tbsp Dry Mustard
  • ½ tbsp Finely Chopped Garlic
  • 1 tsp Freshly Grated Lemon Peel
  • ¼ cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ¼ cup Fresh Parsley
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • ½ cup Vegetable Oil or Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Soy Sauce
  • ½ tbsp Paprika
  • ¼ tsp Ground Red Pepper
Method
  • In a large mixing bowl mix together dry mustard, chopped garlic, lemon peel, lemon juice, chopped parsley, Worcestershire sauce, red wine vinegar, oil, soy sauce, paprika and ground pepper.
  • Add the shrimp to the sauce and roll well in the marinade.
  • Let the shrimp marinade in the sauce for 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Remove them from the marinade and thread them on the skewers and grill them till they are cooked.
These were some of the shrimp marinade recipes which you may want to try out when you want to make some great grilled shrimp. You can make changes to the recipes as per your choice as well.
Spicy Marinade Recipe
Grilled Shrimp Marinade