Sambal Shrimp

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cups Sambal Oelek (ground fresh chili paste)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 pounds head-on U-10 shrimp, peeled and deveined, head and tail segment intact
  • 2 tablespoons rough chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons rough chopped mint
Directions

In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients except the shrimp, cilantro and mint and whisk well to combine. Set aside and allow to sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours. In a 1-gallon resealable food storage plastic bag, place the shrimp and add all but 1/2 cup of the sambal marinade to the bag. Allow the shrimp to marinate for 1 hour.

Preheat a grill to medium-high.

Place the shrimp on the grill and cook until shrimp are just cooked through, 2 to 2 1/2 minutes per side. Transfer the cooked shrimp to a large bowl. Add the reserved 1/2 cup of marinade along with the cilantro and mint and toss well to combine. Transfer shrimp to a large serving bowl or platter and serve immediately.


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