Thai Marinated Grilled Shrimp Skewers

If you love the flavor of Thai peanut satay then you'll flip for these marinated grilled shrimp skewers.

These are marinated in a special Thai seasoning and the flavors are really soaked up quickly.

Once these are grilled then either dip them in the Thai Peanut sauce recipe (it's repeated below for convenience) or just drizzle it over them before serving.

Thai marinated grilled shrimp skewers with peanut sauce

One of the secrets to success with most shrimp grilling recipes is to have a very hot grill and cook them quickly.

Shrimp don't need much time on the grill, perhaps 6 - 8 minutes total depending on the heat and the size of the shrimp.

These marinated grilled shrimp make a great BBQ side dish or a spicy shrimp appetizer.

› Thai grilled shrimp

Serves: 3 - 6

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 6 minutes

Direct Heat: 575F - 600F

Note: for best results marinate for 1 hour

What you'll need:

  • 2 lbs raw jumbo shrimp, shelled and deveined - approximately 24 shrimp (8 - 12 size)

For the marinade:

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 green onion, chopped

For the Peanut Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter(smooth or crunchy)

Variation: If you choose smaller shrimp you will be able to produce more skewers and feed more people.

spicy thai shrimp marinade

Step 1:
In a small bowl combine all the marinade ingredients and mix well.

Place the raw, shelled and deveined shrimp in a plastic resealable bag and pour in the marinade.

Seal and refrigerate for 60 minutes. Too long and the shrimp will start to "cook" in the acid.

Now is the time to soak a dozen bamboo skewers in water

how to make a thai peanut sauce recipe

Step 2:
In a medium saucepan add the chicken broth and bring to a gentle boil.

Reduce the heat to a simmer and add the green onion and garlic.

Simmer for several minutes until the onion begins to soften.

peanut dipping sauce for grilled shrimp

Combine the remaining peanut sauce ingredients and stir well until there's no oil separation.

Keep covered and warm until ready to use.

marinated shrimp on grill

Step 3:
Clean and oil the grates of the grill and preheat to 575F - 600F.

If using the large jumbo shrimp thread 4 on each pre-soaked bamboo skewers.

Place the skewers on the hot grill and close the lid.

best thai shrimp grilled

After 3 - 4 minutes lift the lid, wiggle the marinated grilled shrimp skewers with your tongs, flip them over and close the lid for 3 - 4 minutes.

You should be seeing nice grill marks and they should be turning pink and opaque.

When the 3 - 4 minutes is up, lift the lid and remove the grilled shrimp to a serving platter.

Either drizzle the warm peanut sauce over the marinated shrimp skewers or serve on the side as a dipping sauce.


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