Shrimp Appetizers in a Zesty Sauce

Shrimp Appetizers in a Zesty Sauce
These tasty shrimp appetizers are kabobs made with shrimp and vegetables.
The kabobs are marinated for a while, and then grilled on skewers.
If you are using wooden skewers you will need to soak them in cold water for half an hour before you use them, else they might ignite on the grill.
Metal skewers are also fine to use.

Shrimp with Zesty Cocktail Sauce

If you want to make easy party appetizers and hot appetizer recipes, these delicious shrimp appetizers are really simple to make.
The combination of shrimp and vegetables is a classic one and the sweet, spicy marinade is very flavorful.
These shrimp appetizers are juicy and succulent and all the flavors go together remarkably well.
If you want to make seafood appetizers, this is a really good appetizer recipe to choose.
You will not need to make dip recipes to serve with these shrimp kabobs because they are juicy already and you are using some of the sauce to marinade the shrimp and the rest to baste the kabobs as they cook, so they will come out very succulent and tasty.

Marinated Shrimp Appetizers

Ingredients -

  1. 8 oz can tomato sauce
  2. 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  3. 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  4. 2 tablespoons canola oil
  5. 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  6. ½ cup water
  7. 1 green bell pepper, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  8. ½ yellow bell pepper, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  9. 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
  10. ½ teaspoon salt
  11. 1 zucchini, sliced
  12. ½ teaspoon black pepper
  13. 1 red onion, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  14. 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  15. ¼ cup brown sugar
  16. ¼ cup lemon juice
  17. ½ red bell pepper, chopped into 1 inch pieces

shrimp cocktail sauce

Shrimp cocktail sauce Preparation:

  1. Mix together the tomato sauce, water, yellow onion, lemon juice, brown sugar, canola oil,
  2. Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and pepper and bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Turn down the heat and let it simmer for 15 minutes, uncovered, then stir in the pineapple juice.
  4. Pour half of this mixture into a bowl, then cover and refrigerate it for basting the kabobs while they cook.
  5. Put the rest of the sauce into a big Ziploc bag and add the shrimp.
  6. Seal the bag and turn the shrimp so they are all covered. Chill for 2 hours.
  7. Drain the shrimp and discard the marinade.
  8. Thread the shrimp, zucchini, bell peppers, and red onion on to 8 skewers.
  9. Coat the grill rack with cooking spray, then heat the grill.
  10. Grill the shrimp appetizers over a medium heat for 5 minutes per side or until the shrimp are pink.
  11. Baste the kabobs occasionally with the reserved marinade.

(Makes 8)

Shrimp cocktail sauce

These colorful shrimp appetizers are guaranteed to be popular at any party or dinner.
The combination of pink shrimp with red, green, and yellow vegetables looks mouthwatering and the marinade suits the fish and vegetable flavors well.
You can vary the vegetables if you want but colorful veggies go nicely with shrimp kabob recipes.
Seafood appetizers are always delicious and these shrimp appetizers are no exception.
If you are looking for summer appetizer recipes, which you can make on the grill while the party is going on around you, this shrimp appetizers recipe is well worth considering.

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