If you love Caribbean style seafood, this is the best grilled shrimp recipes, skewers with an apricot marinade! Get your grill cleaned up and ready for this fabulous recipe;

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Grilled Shrimp Recipes, Skewers

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.


Apricot Grilled Shrimp from NOOM

Ingredients for:

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
  • Grill
  • Olive Oil Cooking Spray
  • Large Microwaveable Bowl
  • Microwave or sauce pan
  • Sharp Knife
  • Cutting Board

 

 

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Remove the shrimp from the marinade and put them on the skewers

Preparation For this Recipe

 

Step 1:

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.

 

Step 2:

Grate 2 teaspoons rind from the lemon into the bowl.

Cut the lemon in half and squeeze 2 tablespoons juice into the bowl.

 

Step 3:

Stir in the soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and pepper.

 

Step 4:

Add the shrimp and toss to coat.

Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

 

Step 5:

Coat a grill rack or broiler-pan rack with cooking spray. Preheat the grill or broiler.

 

Grilling the Shrimp Skewers

Step 6:

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.

 

Grilling shrimp skewers, 2 minutes per side

 

Shrimp Skewers are done…

 

Step 7:

When shrimp are done, using and oven mitt, remove the skewers from the grill and place in a 9″x 13″ pan.

Shrimp Skewers are done

Step 8:

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.

 

Ready to serve; with marinade on the side and brown rice with tomatoes and corn on top


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.

Noom's Unique Food Color System

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.

 


Best Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad

Another Great Grilled Recipe

Best Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad

This recipe is also found in the Noom Food Database. It is another one of my favorites. Here, I will list the ingredients, but if you are interested, you can visit my post for step-by-step instructions for making it; “The Best Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe – From Noom!“.

 

HOMEMADE SOUTHWESTERN DRESSING

 

HOMEMADE SEASONING

  • 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

 

OTHER INGREDIENTS:

  • 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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