Thai Shrimp Kabobs With Hot Ginger Sauce
photo by Nimz_
- Ready In:
- 2 lbs large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1⁄2 cup canola oil or 1/2 cup peanut oil
- 1⁄2 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
HOT GINGER SAUCE
- 1⁄3 cup apricot preserves
- 1 -4 tablespoon soy sauce (start w/ 1 and keep adding until to your taste)
- 1⁄4 cup lemon juice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon orange juice or 1 tablespoon water
- Combine marinade ingredients (oil through garlic) in a ceramic or glass bowl.
- Stir in shrimp, cover and refrigerate between 3 hours and overnight.
- Thread shrimp on skewers and grill just until opaque (about 5 minutes).
- In a small saucepan, combine apricot preserves, soy sauce, lemon juice and 1/2 tsp grated ginger; bring to a boil.
- Dissolve cornstarch in orange juice and add to apricot mixture.
- Stir just until sauce thickens.
- Serve hot with shrimp.
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I loved this recipe. The weather turned nasty so I ended up doing a quick stir fry. I heated the sauce in microwave without cornstarch/juice. When shrimp was done I added sauce with cornstarch/juice to hot pan off the heat which created a most wonderful sauce coating the shrimp. This was quite salty (and I like salty foods and this may be due to the my cooking method) so may use reduced salt soy sauce next time or reduce in marinade if I do inside again since the sauce coated so nicely. My one dissappointment with this was that I halved the recipe!! Made it my best of 2009 cookbook. Served over rice cooked with bell peppers and asparagus which also worked quite well with the sauce.
I love this recipe! The sauce is ridiculously tastey and very versatile - it tastes great with chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp and pretty much any vegetable suitable for grilling; and works as an appetizer or an entree. I use low sodium soy sauce so the other flavors don't get masked by the strong salty taste of the soy sauce. Great addition to my grilling cookbook! Thanks!
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