Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Ginger-Soy-Lime Marinated Shrimp

This is my husband's favorite recipie and it is a breeze!!!

2 large shallots, peeled & chopped
1 (2-inch) piece of fresh ginger
4 cloves garlic (smashed)
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup lime juice (fresh is best)
2 Tbsp sugar
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup peanut oil
1/4 tsp coarse ground black pepper
2 pound large shrimp, shells & tails on (look for the ez-peel variety)

In a blender combine first six ingredients and blend until smooth. Add the green onion and peanut oil and blend until combined. Season with black pepper. Place shrimp (make sure that if they were frozen that they are completely thawed) in a large bowl, pour the marinade over and let marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes.

Preheat gas grill on high. Remove shrimp from the marinade and grill for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes per side. The shells may look a little charred, but you'll peel that off anyway -- the flavor is grilled right into the shrimp.


mel said...

I can't wait to try this recipe!! I love shrimp and this just screams summer BBQ!!!

Farm Girl said...

We are trying a different BBQ Shrimp marinade this weekend, if it works out -- I'll post it on Monday. The new marinade includes coconut milk, cilantro, red onions, limes and a touch of red curry.