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Mexican-Grilled Shrimp with Smoky Sweet Sauce

TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,644
@GregW posted this recipe once, and I finally tried it, and it was really good!  I think I messed it up a little, in that the glaze was only supposed to cook for 5 minutes, and I left it on low for half an hour or more, and I think some of the flavors sort of cooked away.  The tartness of the tamarind was much more noticeable when I first tasted it than on the shrimp when cooked, and I wound up squeezing a little lime juice over the plate to put back some of that zip, and it was really good.  Another time I'l make sure to cook it less.  It was delicious, though, and my wife said she loved it.

Mexican-Grilled Shrimp with Smoky Sweet Sauce


  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 2,014
    Looks amazing!
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  • HubHub Posts: 869
    You had me at Mexican!
    Beautiful and lovely Villa Rica, Georgia
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 13,609
    Very nice! The sauce sounds outstanding. 

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  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 15,452
    That looks amazing. I love shrimp, and when I get started I never seem to make enough. I will try this, soon.
    Beautiful cook and oresentation.

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    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,644
    Thanks for the kind comments!  :)
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 20,929
    Great cook and recipe.  Nailed the shrimp and that is a small window to hit.  Congrats.
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here; L&S BGE's, PBC, Lang 36; burnin wood in the neighborhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • CigarCityEggerCigarCityEgger Posts: 1,773
    Awesome cook, what size shrimp do you use?
  • johnkitchensjohnkitchens Posts: 5,226
    I love shrimp, and would devour those! Great looking cook.

    Louisville, GA - 2 Large BGE's
  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,644
    Awesome cook, what size shrimp do you use?
    We don't usually have a lot of options in local, wild-caught shrimp, and I rarely make up my mind about what I'm going to cook enough in advance to buy frozen shrimp, so I'm at the mercy of whatever they have thawed.  Usually they have several options of non-local, non-wild-caught shrimp, but the local (or at least East Coast) wild-caught shrimp are medium.  I don't want to mess with peeling smaller shrimp, and medium's fine with me.
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 2,083
    Looks great. I think I know what I'm doing this weekend. Did I read that right, you grilled the shrimp for 30 minutes? 
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 6,247
    Great Cook! So authentic they need a wall around them  =)
    Visalia, Ca
  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,644
    SonVolt said:
    Looks great. I think I know what I'm doing this weekend. Did I read that right, you grilled the shrimp for 30 minutes? 
    Oh my goodness!  No!  :)  I simmered the sauce for 30 minutes at least, might have been longer, and I think that killed some of the flavor.

    I don't like overcooked shrimp, but I like to get a bit of a char on them and they cook really fast, which means it's really hard to find the line between done and overdone.  To get a bit of char I like to cook shrimp pretty hot, usually around 500°, but not long at all, a minute or two a side.  I never time them, just kinda look at what they look like.  These might have gotten a little bit over, but they were still good.
  • CornholioCornholio Posts: 695
    Looks great, shrimp is a sure way for me to get my wife on board for some grilling.  She likes everything I make on the egg but can get a little impatient with a baby and toddler so this looks like a winner for those times when I can’t go low and slow.

    Did some the other night and they would have been even better with that sauce.. 

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