Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Whip up your own quick-and-easy coconut curry sauce in the microwave for these skewered shrimp appetizers. They’re sweet and spicy, fresh off the grlll!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 20

Ingredients

60
uncooked peeled deveined medium shrimp (about 2 pounds), thawed if frozen
1/4
cup olive or vegetable oil
1
teaspoon red pepper sauce

Coconut-Curry Sauce

1
cup canned coconut milk (not cream of coconut)
2
teaspoons curry powder
2
teaspoons cornstarch
1
teaspoon honey
1/4
teaspoon salt

  • 1 Soak twenty 6-inch wooden skewers in water 30 minutes. Meanwhile, heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Make Coconut-Curry Sauce.
  • 2 Place shrimp in large bowl. Drizzle with oil and pepper sauce; toss to coat. Thread 3 shrimp on each skewer.
  • 3 Cover and grill kabobs 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 4 to 6 minutes or until shrimp are pink and firm. Serve with sauce.
  • 4 Mix all sauce ingredients in small microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on High about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until mixture bubbles and thickens.

Expert Tips

Soak wooden or bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes to keep them from burning on the grill.

Make a main dish out of these spicy-sweet shrimp—serve over rice that’s been cooked in the leftover coconut milk.

Arrange the kabobs on a large platter decorated with sprigs of cilantro, green onion fans or fresh lemon grass.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
75mg
75%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.