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Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Shrimp With Mint Dipping Sauce Recipe

Sugar and Spice Are Everything Nice on Shrimp

I'm a sucker for a scrumptious shrimp appetizer, and when I made this recipe for spicy, sweet shrimp with a mint dipping sauce, I almost ate the entire plateful. The marinade is a simple and easy mixture of brown sugar, lemon juice, oil, and cayenne pepper. The sugar balances out the cayenne and the resulting shrimp has just the right amount of heat. I enjoyed the shrimp alone and didn't think the mint dipping sauce was totally necessary. Still, it makes for a fun presentation. Although the recipe says to grill the shrimp, I broiled them. I imagine the smoky flavor from a grill will make the shrimp taste even better! Want to see how they are made? Here's the recipe.

Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Shrimp With Mint Dipping Sauce

Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Shrimp With Mint Dipping Sauce

Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Shrimp with Mint Dipping Sauce Recipe 2010-09-02 16:28:08

Ingredients

  1. 1/4 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
  2. 3 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  3. 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  4. 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  5. 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 2 pounds large uncooked shrimp, peeled, deveined
  8. 2 cups (packed) fresh mint leaves
  9. Metal skewers

Directions

  1. Mix brown sugar, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons oil, lemon peel, cayenne pepper, and salt in medium bowl to blend. Add shrimp and stir to coat. Let marinate 30 minutes or up to 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, place mint, remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, and remaining 1/2 cup oil in processor. Blend until mint is finely chopped and mixture is smooth, scraping down sides occasionally. Season mint dipping sauce with salt.
  3. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Thread shrimp onto skewers. Grill shrimp until just cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Serve with mint dipping sauce.

Makes 12 first-course or 6 main-course servings.

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