Party Shrimp

A bowl of party shrimp, marinated in Italian seasoning and broiled

A bowl of party shrimp, marinated in Italian seasoning and broiled

Party Shrimp is a quick and easy finger food, marinated in Italian seasoning and broiled for 10 minutes.

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Shrimp is one of my favorite seafoods. When I saw this Party Shrimp on Top 100 Recipes list, I immediately bookmarked the the recipe. It is another quick and easy recipe and the picture was irresistible. I am glad I tried the recipe. Preparation is very simple and seasoning can be adjust to one’s taste. This recipe used Italian seasoning and it was a nice variation to the Indian seasoning I usually use.

This is indeed a great recipe for a party. Marinated the shrimp in advance and broiled just before the party begins. If you are still looking for some food ideas for this weekend’s Super Bowl party, do consider this party shrimp.

A bowl of party shrimp, marinated in Italian seasoning and broiled

How to make Party Shrimp

Source: Taste of Home
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes (includes marination)
Preparation: 10 – 15 minutes
Marination: 2 hours
Broil Time: 10 minutes
Yields: 26 – 30 pieces


  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ tsp. Brown Sugar (I didn’t use it)
  • 1 ½ tsp. Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp. crushed Garlic or 1 Garlic Clove, thinly sliced
  • ½ – 1 tsp. Paprika (I used 1 tsp.)
  • ½ tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • ½ tsp. Dried Basil
  • ¼ tsp. Black Pepper Powder
  • ¼ – ½ tsp. Salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1 lb Large Shrimp, peeled and deveined (I used 26 – 30 count shrimp)


  • In a large ziploc bag or in a glass bowl, mix all the ingredients except shrimp.
  • Add shrimp and shake the bag to coat well. Or using your hand or a spoon, mix well and marinate the shrimp for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Drain shrimp, discard the marinade. Place the shrimp on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil shrimp on top rack, 5-6” below fire for 10 minutes or until shrimp curl up and turn pink. Turn the shrimp 5 minutes into broiling.
  • Transfer shrimp onto a platter and serve.


  • I removed the tail of the shrimp when peeling as it was easy that way. Keeping the tail intact would be a nice idea and would be easy to serve the shrimp as a finger food.
  • I followed the recipe using Italian seasoning. Variation to this would be replacing Italian seasoning with little garam masala or tandoori masala to give it an Indian flavor. if using Indian spices, Paprika can also be replaced with chili powder.
  • I prefer well cooked shrimp and broiled it for 10 minutes. If you prefer otherwise, cook for 6 – 8 minutes just until shrimp curl.

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A bowl of party shrimp, marinated in Italian seasoning and broiled

21 thoughts on “Party Shrimp

  1. This s soo droolong .
    Love the one , perfect party item .
    I think I will lick the bowl clean before any guests as I have a weakness for prawns:-)

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