Rating: 4 stars
20 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 5 star values: 9

Marinate shrimp in a combination of fresh herbs, juices, rum, lime zest, salt, and sugar for a fresh, tropical take on the classic mojito cocktail. 

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Credit: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Dan Becker

Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Prepare a gas or charcoal grill for high heat (you can hold your hand 1 to 2 in. above cooking grate only 1 to 2 seconds). Meanwhile, put shrimp in a 1-gal. resealable plastic bag and pour in marinade. Seal and marinate at room temperature 15 to 20 minutes.

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  • Remove shrimp, reserving marinade. Thread shrimp onto 6 or 7 (10- to 14-in.) metal or bamboo skewers.

  • Arrange shrimp on grill and baste with marinade (dab some mint and shallot onto shrimp); close lid. Cook until shrimp are just beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Turn shrimp over, baste again, and close lid. Cook 1 to 2 minutes until browned but still moist in center (cut to check). Transfer shrimp to a platter, drizzle with lime juice, and garnish with mint sprigs.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Chef's Notes

Don't marinate for more than the recommended time or the rum and lime juice will "cook" the shrimp and ruin their texture.

Nutrition Facts

150 calories; calories from fat 17%; protein 19g; fat 2.8g; saturated fat 0.5g; carbohydrates 7.6g; fiber 0.1g; sodium 301mg; cholesterol 144mg.
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