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The BEST Grilled Shrimp Recipes; Skewers
(Caribbean style skewers with a delicious apricot marinade!)
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I love Caribbean style food of all sorts, but this recipe adds a little twist I had never experienced before. The apricot marinade is absolutely delicious!
The only thing I would change about this recipe is possibly adding some pineapple, mushrooms, and peppers to the skewers next time I make it.
I love a colorful meal and think that would just top this meal off, making it even more spectacular!
You should allow yourself approximately 46 minutes to prepare this recipe. This includes the:
30 Minute Marinade Process
Keep in mind, that this recipe recommends the shrimp to marinade for 30 minutes prior to grilling them.
The best grilled shrimp recipes; skewers w/Apricot Marinade
(271 Calories per serving / Makes 8 Servings)
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- 1 Cup Apricot Preserves (found in the “jelly” section at the grocery store.)
- 1 lemon
- 4 Teaspoons, soy sauce
- 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
- 2 Teaspoons, grated fresh ginger (found in most grocery stores in the produce section.)
- 1 Teaspoon black pepper
- 2 pounds, large shrimp, peeled and deveined (Buying frozen shrimp is fine, worked great for me!)
Other Items Needed:
- Skewers, wooden or metal
- Olive Oil Cooking Spray
- Large Microwaveable Bowl
- Microwave or sauce pan
- Sharp Knife
- Cutting Board
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Preparation For this Recipe
Place 1 cup of the apricot preserves in a large microwaveable bowl. (If you don't own a microwave, this process can be done using a sauce pan and stove top.)
Microwave on high power for 30 seconds, or until melted.
Grate 2 teaspoons rind from the lemon into the bowl.
Cut the lemon in half and squeeze 2 tablespoons juice into the bowl.
Stir in the soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and pepper.
Add the shrimp and toss to coat.
Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Coat a grill rack or broiler-pan rack with cooking spray. Preheat the grill or broiler.
Remove the shrimp from the marinade; reserve the marinade. Thread the shrimp onto 8 metal skewers, leaving 1/4″ between the pieces.
Cook 4″ from the heat, basting often with the marinade, for 2 minutes per side, or until the shrimp are opaque.
Shrimp Skewers are done…
When shrimp are done, using and oven mitt, remove the skewers from the grill and place in a 9″x 13″ pan.
Place the remaining marinade in a saucepan or microwaveable bowl and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 2 minutes. Serve on the side with the shrimp.
Noom's Food Analysis
For those of you who are not familiar with Noom's color system, this recipe can work great when eating with a variety of diet plans.
30% = Green Foods
These food types consist of the lowest caloric density and/or the highest concentration of healthy nutrients.
Think: veggies and whole grains.
45% = Yellow Foods
These food types have a mid-level caloric density and/or a medium amount of healthy nutrients.
Think: lean meats and starches.
25% = Red Foods
Foods that fall in this group have the highest caloric density, are the most calorie-dense and/or have the least healthy nutrients.
Think: red meats and deserts.
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Best Southwest Grilled chicken salad
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HOMEMADE SOUTHWESTERN DRESSING
- 1/4 cup Light Ranch Dressing
- 1/4 cup Mild Green Salsa – I used my Spicy hot Best Salsa from Fresh Tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1/8 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- 1 Pound Chicken Breast, sliced into then strips or tenders
- 1 Lime, quartered (I used lime juice instead)
- 6 Cups Shredded Romaine Lettuce (For the sake of time – I didn't measure the lettuce)
- 1 Can (15 ounces) Black Beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 Cup corn kernels
- 1 Medium Tomato, chopped
- 1/4 Cup thinly sliced red onion (Optional – I replaced these with Hot Banana Peppers)
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The apricot grilled shrimp is certainly for me. Any food with fruity type of flavours I find really amazing. In South Africa we have what we call Mrs Balls Chutney which is a sauce made from peach and apricot and is so amazing we literally eat it on anything. That apricot grilled shrimp made my mouth water so much, that I just ordered Uber eats. Uber eats might not get close to apricot grilled shrimp but the next best thing available to me now typing this as I am sitting in my hotel room. 🙂
Thanks so much for your feedback and visit. If you love fruity sauces and apricots, I’m sure you’ll love this grilled shrimp with apricot marinade. Adding rice to the plate helps tone the sweetness down a little and the tomato and corn mix I used on the rice made a very tasty side to go with this shrimp.
I will certainly be looking up the recipe for the “Mrs. Balls Chutney” sauce. I’ve never heard of it, but it sounds great.
Thanks for sharing this information.
I hope you enjoy your meal substitute from Uber eats, although I’m sure it want be near as good as this recipe is.
that looks very tasty
I’m glad I made it look as appealing as it really is! It is a delicious meal and unique from many other grilled shrimp recipes.
Thanks for your feedback.
Nummy nummy! I think I have a bag of frozen shrimp that are silently crying out to be cooked this way! I have all the ingredients as well, so I know what is for dinner tonight!
Do you have a preference for what part of the world your shrimp come from? Or do different sizes work better or worse for this recipe? Wondering if small shrimp could be used and then stir fried?
Thanks for your feedback!
This is really a great recipe! I usually use medium peeled and deveined shrimp from the freezer section of my grocery store (Walmart). I’ve never tried to make this recipe and stir fry the shrimp rather than grilling them, but I would think it would work just as good.
It may even be easier, since you wouldn’t need to put the shrimp on skewers.
I think using small shrimp would also work, but they would take less time to cook. Although, I wouldn’t recommend trying to put small shrimp on skewers, because they may be too small go easily on the stakes without breaking.
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Great advice Devara!
I find that at certain times of year, it is easier to get the big frozen shrimp. I have accidentally bought what I thought was large shrimp only to get home and find they are small, which is why I was asking about stir fry.
Personally, I love grilled anything 🙂
Oh, I see. Yes, personally I try to not buy the small shrimp because I like the meatier shrimp and they are easier not to over cook.
Yes, you are right about grilled food in my opinion. Grilled is always so delicious!
Best of luck to you with making this recipe. I would love to know how you like it. Please let me know.
Thanks and look forward to hearing from you again.