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Grilled Sweet & Spicy Shrimp with Mint Cilantro Dipping Sauce

An easy and delicious summer barbecue starter. Beautifully colorful and amazing flavors. Serve with rice for a main course!"


1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp Tabasco
1/2 tsp salt
2 pounds peeled, deveined shrimp

Dipping Sauce
2 peeled garlic cloves
1 cup packed mint leaves
1 cup packed fresh cilantro
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup vegetable oil


1. Mix sugar, lemon juice, 2 T of vegetable oil, lemon zest, Tabasco and salt in medium bowl. Add shrimp, toss to coat and marinate for at least 30 mins and no more than 8 hrs.

2. For sauce, place garlic in food processor and pulse 5 times. Add mint, cilantro, honey, sesame oil, lime juice, vegetable oil and blend occasionally scraping down the sides until the mixture is smooth. Be sure it is fully combined.

3. Heat grill (or grill pan) over medium-high heat and cook shrimp for 2 mins each side, or until pink.

4. Serve the shrimp in a bowl as appetizer with dipping sauce.

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