Sweet heat grilled shrimp – a delightfully seasoned and quick summer favorite!
Ahh…summer time in the green mountain state! The days are long and we are firing up the grill to enjoy dinners in the backyard and drinks with friends on the porch. Working outside in the sugarbush all summer means some nights we are looking for something a little lighter, but still flavorful for dinner. Sweet heat grilled shrimp is a quick and easy supper that is ready to eat in under 20 minutes and doesn’t leave you with lots of pots and pans to wash! Plus, it’s dynamic… you can add them to a simple salad for bonus protein or make up a bunch to feed a crowd.
Let’s get the grill fired up for some sweet heat shrimp!
Ingredients for Sweet Heat Grilled Shrimp:
•1 lb of peeled and deveined shrimp (large/jumbo shrimp)
•3 cloves garlic (minced)
•2 tbsp Stewart’s Maple Syrup
•1 tbsp Frank’s Red Hot sauce
•3 tbsp olive oil
•Red pepper flakes
•Cilantro and lime for garnish
•In a large bowl add garlic, maple syrup, olive oil and hot sauce. Whisk until well combined.
•Add shrimp to the bowl and gently toss to coat shrimp.
•Allow shrimp to marinate for 15 minutes.
•Preheat grill to 400° F.
•Prepare skewers (depending on the side of shrimp, it will likely be 5-6 shrimp per skewer). Sprinkle with red pepper flakes (optional).
•Grill shrimp for 1-2 minutes per side or until pink all the way through.
•Squeeze a lime wedge over cooked shrimp and garnish with cilantro (optional).
•Enjoy grilled shrimp with your favorite summer side!
•Grilled shrimp are GREAT in tacos or atop your favorite salad!
•Serve with your favorite cheesy grits for a nice sweet and savory combination.
•Don’t like seafood? Try this same technique and marinade with cubed boneless skinless chicken breast. Just make sure you cook through to 165 degrees F.
This recipe is a Stewart Maple and Forkd collaboration. For more great recipes, check out www.forkd.squarespace.com