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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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)
- 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
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.
Another Great Grilled Recipe
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
- 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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