Sweet and Sour Grilled Shrimp

Total Time:
38 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
3 min

Yield:
2 to 4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 lime, zested
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped basil leaves
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp (16/20 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • Gina's Chili Cocktail Sauce, for dipping, recipe follows
  • Gina's Chili Cocktail Sauce:
  • 1 teaspoon sweet chili sauce
  • 1 cup peach preserves
  • 4 tablespoons hot Chinese mustard
Directions

Special equipment: bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes to 1 hour

Whisk all the marinade ingredients together in a small bowl. Add the shrimp to a large resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

Oil the grill rack with a clean kitchen towel dipped in olive oil.

Skewer the shrimp, adding 1 or 2 wedges of lime onto each skewer. Grill for 1 1/2 minutes on each side. Remove from grill to a platter and serve with the Chili Cocktail Sauce.

Gina's Chili Cocktail Sauce:

Add all the ingredients to a serving bowl and mix well.


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