Tour the globe with grilled shrimp recipes inspired by the flavors of Mexico, Spain, India, China, and the Caribbean.
May 12, 2008
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Vietnam: Vietnamese-style Prawns and Hearts of Palm with Green Tea-Noodle Salad
Marinated in a lively mixture of lemon juice, sriracha hot chilies, and savory fish sauce, these Vietnamese-style shrimp are served on a bed of soft green tea soba noodles and cooling, crunchy vegetables. You'll love the contrast in textures.
China: Grilled Shrimp-and-Plum Skewers with Sweet Hoisin Sauce
A spoonful of five-spice powder–a Chinese blend of ground cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise, and peppercorns–gives hoisin sauce a whole new dimension. Brush the spicy-sweet mixture on shrimp for a meal inspired by the Far East.
Mexico: Mexican-Grilled Shrimp with Smoky Sweet Sauce
No one will want to put down these shrimp skewers glazed with chipotle peppers, brown sugar, garlic, and a shot of rum. The secret ingredient is a spoonful of tangy tamarind paste–it wakes up all the other flavors, making your tastebuds shout, "Olé!"
An unsung Asian cuisine, Indonesian food appeals to fans of big, bold flavors. Just use a food processor to create a five-ingredient sauce laden with coconut, chilies, and garlic for a pungent and spicy accompaniment to shrimp.
Using sweet, juicy sugarcane sticks as skewers flavors and moistens the shrimp from the inside out. Brush the shrimp thickly with the sugary rum glaze. It caramelizes over high heat, resulting in a deeply flavorful, smoky dish that will immediately transport you to the tropics.
This quintessential summer soup is one of Spain's most successful culinary exports. Topped with shrimp, it becomes hearty enough for an entrée, and best of all, it takes only minutes to prepare in a food processor.