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Firecracker Shrimp

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Firecracker Shrimp
2011-06-09 Main Dish
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Skewered shrimp are brushed with a mixture of apricot preserves, olive oil, soy sauce, and spicy red pepper flakes and grilled to perfection.

  • Servings: 4


12 Metal, bamboo or wooden skewers
1 cup Apricot or Peach Preserves
2 tsp Extra-virgin Olive Oil
2 tsp Soy Sauce or Soy Sauce Substitute
1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
48 Large Uncooked Shrimp, cleaned and deveined, with tails left on


Preheat the grill to medium heat. If using wooden or bamboo skewers, soak in water for 20 minutes. In a medium bowl, combine the apricot preserves, oil, soy sauce, and crushed red pepper; mix well. Thread 4 shrimp onto each skewer. Brush with apricot mixture and grill over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until shrimp are pink and cooked through. Yield: 12 skewers

Helpful Tips:

I admit, these are good with red raspberry preserves, too. Something about the spice, salt and raspberries that just makes them scrumptious.