Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tropical Grilled Shrimp

Tropical Grilled Shrimp

     This dish is easily inspired by one of those days where you have one ingredient but you have no clue what to do with it. That ingredient was shrimp. I didn’t want to make the same old shrimp recipes that I am used to so I rummaged through my spice cabinet and came up with this idea for a tropical Asian twist to a great grilled shrimp recipe. The spices added were perfect for the grill and were accompanied well by adding grilled asparagus and some whole grain rice. Just a few ingredients added to a bowl and let the shrimp marinate in the fridge for a half hour and viola! A quick grilled shrimp with so many flavors you will definitely be making this again. Tropical Grilled Shrimp.

  • ½ lb shrimp
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbs white vinegar
  • Dash of water for thinning
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp chili pepper
  • 1 tsp ground garlic
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke

1.       Combine all ingredients above in a bowl to make a semi-thick paste.

2.       Place the shrimp in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over the shrimp to coat. Leave a bit in
the bowl to use for basting.

3.       Refrigerate the shrimp for about half an hour.

4.       Remove from fridge and grill until the shrimp have turned pink. Roughly about 5-7 minutes each side.

5.       Use the left over marinate to baste the shrimp.

6.       Serve with your favorite rice and vegetable dish.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2-3 people.

     These grilled shrimp were fantastic. Full of flavor, spicy in just the right places, and packed with complimenting flavors that made the rice and asparagus fantastic. Enjoy.

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