Asian Sweet Chili Shrimp

 

This recipe blew me away, it was ready in minutes after arriving home from work.  It was tasty as if I spent hours preparing.  It was sweet and citrus like and very flavorful!  Ted and I enjoyed this one lots and it was very low calories as well.  I served with Asian noodles but it would be great on rice too!

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Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 pounds uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon butter (stovetop version only)
Asian Sweet Chili Marinade
  • 1/4 cup Asian sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sriracha to taste
Glaze:
  • Reserved Marinade (in directions)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
Garnish (optional)
  • Sesame seeds
  • Cilantro
Instructions:
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the Asian Sweet Chili Marinade Ingredients. Measure out 1/4 cup and add this to a large freezer bag along with shrimp (the remaining Marinade will become your Glaze). Marinate 30-60 minutes.

 

  1. STOVETOP DIRECTIONS: Discard Marinade and pat shrimp dry. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shrimp and cook just until opaque, about 3 minutes. Remove shrimp to a plate.
  2. Whisk 1/4 cup water and 2 teaspoons cornstarch to the reserved Marinade/Glaze. Add to saucepan and simmer until thickened. Add shrimp and toss to combine.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in sriracha for more heat if desired. Garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro (optional).

 

  1. GRILL DIRECTIONS: Drain and discard marinade. Thread shrimp onto skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak skewers for at least 30 minutes in water).
  2. Grease grill and heat to medium high heat. Grill shrimp for 3-5 minutes on each side or until shrimp has become pink and firm being careful to not overcook.
  3. Whisk 1/4 cup water and 2 teaspoons cornstarch to the reserved Marinade/Glaze. Add to saucepan and simmer until thickened (you can do this on your grill). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in Sriracha for more heat if desired.
  4. Generously brush shrimp with Glaze or use as a dip. Garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro optional).
Notes:
*Total prep time does not include marinating as this will vary between individuals.
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