Grilled Shrimp With Tomato Jam (Moroccan)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Easy and Delicious! Spicy tomato jam is a popular Moroccan condiment that is wonderful with grilled shrimp. I like my jam with some texture, so I skip the puree part. Serve with couscous. Lemon-herb couscous or apricot couscous are great choices. This dish pairs perfectly with a full, aromatic white, such as a Viognier or Gewurztraminer. Also goes well with, Lageder Pinot Bianco, 2002 - a Northern Italian white wine. Jam simmers for an hour and the shrimp marinate for 30 minutes, so plan accordingly.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over moderately high head. Add ginger and garlic and stir until fragrant. Add vinegar, optional sherry and cinnamon stick and stir until it resembles a glaze (one minute or so). Stir in tomatoes, sugar, cumin, cayenne and cloves. Reduce to low and simmer about 1 hour, until liquid has evaporated. Discard the cinnamon.
  2. Stir in honey, salt and black pepper. Use a food processor or blender and puree, if you you like. Let cool.
  3. Light a grill or preheat the broiler.
  4. Cover shrimp with 1/3 - 1/2 of the COOLED tomato jam and marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature. Set the remaining jam aside.
  5. Grill shrimp for about 2 minutes per side. They should be lightly charred on the outside and opaque throughout.
  6. Spoon extra jam over shrimp to taste.
Most Helpful

Hi. Boy this is a great recipe. the jam is excellent. Its also good with chicken and shark steaks. thanks for posting. Be well...Nan

nannie jo June 24, 2006

Gorgeous :) The jam is fantastic and would be a good marinade for pretty much anything. Will make this again.

kolibri June 19, 2006