Camarones Guayaquil

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by Chef Kate

A great grilled shrimp popular from the coast of Ecuador up through the southern Pacific coast of Mexico. Serve it with fluffy rice, lime wedges, pureed avocado and, of course, some 'aji' - the ubiquitous condiment always on Ecuadorean tables. Cooking time is actually marinating time.

Top Review by kiwidutch

I didn't thread mine onto skewers beause I didn't have time, just drained off the marinade into a hot hot fry pan, let the rum/ginger/honey reduce down and get a little sticky in the pan and then threw in the shrip for a short sweet burst to cook though.. GREAT! I did use slightly less honey than called for and rather more fresh grated ginger (because I peeled and grated and THEN looked at the amount needed, and saw that it was much less what lay before me.. never mind we love ginger so in it went! We are not dissapointed.. this was tasty indeed. Please see my Rating System: 4 excellent stars ... Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the rum, honey and ginger together and pour over the shrimp.
  2. Marinate for two hours.
  3. Thread shrimps onto skewers so they remain flat and grill over hot coals turning and brushing with the remaining marinade until just done (about three minutes).
  4. You can also saute the shrimps in a saute pan over medium high heat, pouring some of the marinade over the cooking shrimp.

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