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Grilled Sweet-And-Spicy Shrimp With Mint Dipping Sauce


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  • 1/4 cup golden brown sugar - (packed)
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil plus
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds large uncooked shrimp peeled, deveined
  • 2 cups fresh mint leaves - (packed)
  • Metal skewers


Servings 12


Step 1

Mix brown sugar, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons oil, lemon peel, cayenne pepper, and salt in medium bowl to blend. Add shrimp and stir to coat. Let marinate 30 minutes or up to 1 hour.

Meanwhile, place mint, remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, and remaining 1/2 cup oil in processor. Blend until mint is finely chopped and mixture is smooth, scraping down sides occasionally. Season mint dipping sauce with salt.

Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Thread shrimp onto skewers. Grill shrimp until just cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Serve with mint dipping sauce.

This recipe yields 12 first-course or 6 main-course servings.

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