Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
12 servings (serving size: 2 shrimp and 2 teaspoons sauce)

This sweet-tart appetizer goes best with a classic pilsner, such as Pilsner Urquell from the Czech Republic, Redhook ESB, or a Thai beer, such as Singha.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare sauce, combine first 7 ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Remove 2 tablespoons sauce; set aside. Reserve remaining sauce for dipping.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 3

To prepare shrimp, peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact.

Step 4

Cook chopped onion in boiling water for 2 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain. Place onion in a large bowl.

Step 5

Place chicken in a food processor; process until coarsely chopped. Add chicken, paprika, and next 11 ingredients (paprika through 2 garlic cloves) to onion; stir well.

Step 6

Place the shrimp in a single layer on a large baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Arrange shrimp on their sides, so that each forms a "C" shape. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of chicken mixture into the center of each shrimp. Gently press the chicken mixture until it touches sides of shrimp.

Step 7

Brush shrimp with 2 tablespoons sauce. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes or until shrimp are done and stuffing is firm. Serve with remaining 1/2 cup sauce. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

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