Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sweet and Spicy Grilled Shrimp

These shrimp are a perfect summertime dish. You let them marinate for a day and then throw them on the grill and they are done. There is no messing up your kitchen, or turning on the hot oven in the heat of the summer! These shrimp have a great sweet and spicy combination that will certainly please a crowd. These are perfect for an appetizer or as a meal, served with brown rice!
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2-2.5 lbs of Shrimp, raw, shelled, and de-veined
1 tablespoon of Minced Garlic
1/4 cup of Minced Fresh Ginger
1/4 Cup of Hot Chili Garlic Paste
1/2 cup of Sweet Chili Garlic Paste
1 cup of Honey
1 cup of Lime Juice, freshly squeezed
1/2 teaspoon of Kosher Salt
1 teaspoon of Black Pepper
1 cup of Canola Oil


First, rinse the shrimp in cold water. Set aside.

Next, whisk together the garlic, ginger, hot chili garlic paste, sweet chili garlic paste, honey, salt, pepper , and oil.

Set aside one cup of the marinade.

Next, get out a container to marinade the shrimp in overnight.

Now, pour the rest of the marinade over the shrimp and seal the container.

Let them marinade for at least 24 hours and up to 48 hours.

When the shrimp are done marinading, skewer the shrimp. If using wooden skewers soak in water for 30 minutes before skewering.

Grill on each side for 1.5-2 minutes until you get grill marks. Shrimp cooks extremely fast so watch them.

Take the shrimp off of the skewers and then pour the remaining cup of the marinade over the shrimp.  Top with fresh squeezed lime and enjoy!

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