Awesome sauce, as good as the best Chinese restaurant sauce, made enough extra to put a good amount on steamed broccoli too!
Grilled Shrimp with Asian Barbecue Sauce
Photo: Jean Allsopp; Styling: Julia Rutland
Treat yourself to a meal of grilled shrimp tossed in a sweet and spicy asian barbecue sauce. Serve a side of this sensational sauce for more drizzling and dipping.
Yield: Makes 4 servings
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
- 1 jalapeño chile, seeded and minced
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil
- 1 pound peeled, large fresh shrimp
- Heat canola oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, ginger, jalapeño, and onion; sauté about 3 minutes. Add soy sauce and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Cook, covered, over medium-low heat 8 minutes or until onion is tender. Cool mixture slightly.
- Transfer to a blender; add vinegar, tomato paste, and sesame oil, and process until a chunky puree forms.
- Toss shrimp with 1/4 cup of the sauce; cover and refrigerate 15 minutes.
- Place shrimp in a grill basket coated with cooking spray. Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Serve shrimp with remaining sauce.
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