Pho - Vietnamese Soup

Pho - Vietnamese Soup
One of our favorite dishes - Pho

Friday, August 27, 2010

Ginger, Soy, Lime Marinated Grilled Shrimp

This is a fabulous grilled shrimp recipe we tried for the first time and was a hit with the family.   This has a great combination of flavors and is a great summertime meal.  I highly recommend using whole shrimp, heads, shells and all because it adds such great flavors.  Although, it is a bit of a mess, it's worth it.  This marinade would be good on chicken too.

2 large shallots, peeled and chopped
1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
4 cloves garlic, smashed
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup peanut oil
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 pounds large shrimp, shells, heads and tails on

Place shallots, ginger, garlic, soy, lime juice, and sugar in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the green onion and oil and blend until combined. Season with black pepper, to taste. Place shrimp in a large bowl, pour the marinade over, and let marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes.

Preheat a grill to high. Remove shrimp from the marinade and grill for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side. Arrange shrimp on skewers (if using wood skewers makes sure you soak them in water for thirty minutes so they don't burn on the grill).  Serve on brown paper bags, if desired.

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