Grilling is by far my favorite method of cooking. It’s easy, it takes me outside, and it usually means a party is happening. The smell of charcoal and the sound of sizzling proteins always put me in a good mood. During a recent beach vacation, I was inspired by all the fresh seafood available and was eager to throw some of it on the grill. So I whipped up these shrimp skewers with a simple marinade and they were certainly a crowd-pleaser. The marinade is so effortless and only requires a few ingredients. I skewer the shrimp so they are easier to turn on the grill. The shrimp take mere minutes to cook and they are succulent and delicious. For dinner, I serve these shrimp skewers with a simple side dish like rice or a green salad, but you can also serve them solo as an appetizer, that works great too!
Ginger-Lime Marinated Skewers
Serves 4 to 5
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
Juice of 2 limes
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
3 large scallions, chopped
4-5 bamboo skewers
Before you can grill the shrimp, you need to soak the skewers for two hours in water. This will ensure they don’t flare up on the grill.