Fresh Ideas for Shrimp Skewers
Tour the globe with grilled shrimp recipes inspired by the flavors of Mexico, Spain, India, China, and the Caribbean.
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!"
Indonesia: Javanese Sambal with Grilled Shrimp
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.
Caribbean: Shrimp on Sugarcane with Rum Glaze
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.
Spain: Grilled Shrimp Gazpacho
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.
Recipe: Grilled Shrimp Gazpacho
Greece: Grilled-Shrimp Gyros with Herbed Yogurt Spread
The flavors of a traditional lamb or chicken gyro–herbs, garlic, and yogurt–also partner well with shrimp. Serve these when you want to upgrade your typical sandwich selection.
India: Tandoori Shrimp in Green Marinade
The traditional tandoori oven, a tall clay cylinder, get so hot that meats cook in a matter of minutes. You can mimic this effect at home by grilling these fresh, spicy shrimp over direct heat.
Grilled Blackened Shrimp SkewersBrighten shrimp skewers with a surprise ingredient: fresh blueberries. A bright Mint-Lime Drizzle adds delicious, tangy flavor.
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