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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 c packed brown sugar
2 T fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 T vegetable oil
2 t lemon zest
1/2 t Tabasco
1/2 t salt
2 pounds peeled, deveined shrimp

Dipping Sauce
2 peeled garlic cloves
1 c packed mint leaves
1 c packed fresh cilantro
1 T honey
1 t sesame oil
1 t salt
2 T fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 c 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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