Sweet and Sour Grilled Shrimp

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 38 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 20 min
  • Cook: 3 min
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings
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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


Special equipment:
Bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes to 1 hour
  1. 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.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  3. Oil the grill rack with a clean kitchen towel dipped in olive oil.
  4. 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:

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