Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Spicy Sweet Shrimp

There are a lot of ways you can serve shrimp. In the immortal words of Bubba, "There's shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich..." But you know what? Sometimes, you just want to eat shrimp. Shrimp all by itself. One at a time. And that's what we did with this recipe. I'd been cooking all day for a party and didn't feel like making a big meal, so I just made shrimp. No side. No starch. Just shrimp. And it was excellent. Just the right amount of sweetness paired with the perfect bit of heat. It's a nice change of pace from the other spicy shrimp recipe that we eat fairly often. And it uses today's hot (literally) ingredient: Sriracha. It was the "Best Shrimp Recipe" on food52, which is a really great resource for dinner ideas.

1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup Sriracha
1 tsp Worcestershire
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 handful cilantro, roughly chopped
1 tsp sugar
Salt & Pepper
2 pounds of large shrimp, peeled & deveined

The directions are super simple: just mix all the ingredients in a plastic bag or bowl. Don't be afraid to use a good amount of salt and pepper. Let it marinate for 2-4 hours. Then skewer the shrimps and grill. Depending on how hot your grill is it should only take about 2 or 3 minutes a side. Serve them on the skewers or slide them off with a fork. They are delicious enough that you don't need to add a thing!

(Click for printable recipe)

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