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Spicy Barbecued Shrimp Skewers Recipe

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This recipe for Spicy Barbecued Shrimp Skewers, by , is from The Cassidy Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Ann Cassidy
Added: Friday, October 10, 2008


1/4 c. vegetable or olive oil
1 tbsp. minced garlic
1 tbsp. fresh thyme
1 tbsp chopped cilantro leaves, plus more, for garnish
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp light brown sugar or honey
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 lime, juiced
2 lbs. large shrimp, peeled

"Black Bean Relish" - see Salad section

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the shrimp and the relish mix well to combine. Add the shrimp to the seasoning paste, and toss to thoroughly coat with the seasoning mixture. Let the shrimp sit in the seasoning mixture while you prepare the grill. Prepare a grill and thread the shrimp onto 4 or 6 metal skewers (depending on their size)*. Place shrimp skewers on the grill and cook for about 3 minutes on each side, or until the shrimp turn pink and are lightly charred on both sides. Do not overcook!

Great served with the "Black Bean Relish" in the Salad section.

*If you don't have metal skewers for grilling, bamboo skewers will work just fine. Simply remember to soak them for at least 30 minutes in warm water before threading them with ingredients, this will keep them from burning.




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