Ginger-Mint Grilled Shrimp

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Grilled Shrimp

This dish is really flavorful, and best made using Colossal shrimp

These Ginger-Mint Grilled Shrimp are really a cinch to make. I always love how they ask “how long to make”…well, if you don’t count the 30 minutes of marinating time, 10 would be the answer. This dish is really flavorful, and best made using large (Colossal) shrimp, shrimp that come to 12 or less per pound, these are almost like mini lobster tails in taste and texture. As a matter of fact, if you wanted to, you could just use the lobster!

Ginger-Mint Grilled Shrimp

Ginger-Mint Grilled Shrimp

Ingredients

  • 12 Colossal shrimp (or a pound of jumbo shrimp - isn't that an oxymoron?)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • The zest from 1 lime
  • The juice from 1 lime (zest first, juice second)
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, as needed

Method

Step 1

Remove the shell (except for the tail) and devein the shrimp.

Step 2

In a bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients, mix well.

Step 3

Add the shrimp to the marinade and marinate for 30 minutes up to 1 hour.

Step 4

Heat the BBQ, grill or a grill pan to medium-high heat. Remove the shrimp from the marinade and grill, turning and basting with the marinade until just opaque.

Step 5

Heat any remaining marinade in the microwave or on the stove-top until boiling. Spoon over the shrimp and serve.

LindySez: These are also delicious hors d’oeuvres to pass around a dinner party.  Buy smaller shrimp, marinate and put on a long skewer; then grill.  Remove them from the cooking skewer and put them on small skewers or toothpicks to serve.


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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Jessica on February 6, 2014

    This looks so yummy! And I’m a sucker for ginger and any grilled meat, so, you’ve won me over!

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    • posted by LindySez on February 6, 2014

      And it is so easy Jessica. I do hope you try it and thanks for stopping by!

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  2. posted by Elle on February 6, 2014

    I need to eat this asap Linda. Thanks.

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  3. posted by Cher on February 6, 2014

    I love shrimp and grilling it is fabulous! This looks wonderful, Linda!

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.
  • Calories
    427
  • Protein
    35g
  • Carbohydrate
    5g
  • Dietary Fiber
    trace
  • Cholesterol
    291mg
  • Sodium
    670mg
  • Fat
    29g (10g Sat, 14g Mono,3g Poly)

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