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Ginger Shrimp Mini Skewers

Dan Goldberg
Prep time 36 mins
Cook time 2 mins
Marinate time 30 mins
Yield Makes 24 miniature (4- to 4 1/2-inch) skewers
Ginger, spring onions, and soy sauce give these tiny skewers a tasty Asian twist. Pass a plate of these on the deck while sipping chilled sake or iced green tea. Be sure to soak the skewers in water a few hours before using so they won't splinter or burn.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced ginger, plus 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
  • 1/2 head garlic, cloves peeled and thinly sliced, plus 1 tablespoon finely grated garlic
  • 2 thinly sliced spring onions
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 24 large shrimp, peeled (leave tails on) and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 35
  • caloriesfromfat 66 %
  • protein 2.3 g
  • fat 2.5 g
  • satfat 0.4 g
  • carbohydrate 1.1 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • sodium 211 mg
  • cholesterol 15 mg

How to Make It

  1. Stir together sliced ginger, sliced garlic, spring onions, and olive oil in a bowl. Add shrimp, toss to coat, cover, and marinate in the refrigerator 1/2 hour and up to 2 hours.

  2. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for high heat (you can hold your hand at grill level only 2 to 3 seconds).

  3. Meanwhile, whisk together grated ginger, grated garlic, rice vinegar, and soy sauce in a small bowl. Thread shrimp onto soaked skewers (see notes) and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Brush the grill with vegetable oil. If using coals, mound to one side to reach about 4 inches below the grill. Lay skewers on grill; close lid on gas grill.

  5. Grill the shrimp until just opaque, about 1 minute per side. Serve skewers drizzled with ginger sauce.

  6. Note: Nutritional analysis is per skewer.