Spicy Grilled Caribbean Shrimp Skewers
Tender, juicy, perfectly cooked shrimp with a smoky, charred crust and chile flavor.
Why This Recipe Works
Most grilled shrimp recipes overcook the shrimp and finish them in a bath of mouth-numbing sauce. We wanted our Spicy Grilled Caribbean Shrimp Skewers recipe to produce tender, juicy shrimp with a smoky, charred crust and chile flavor that was more than just superficial. To do this, we sprinkled one side of our butterflied shrimp with sugar to promote browning and grilled it over high heat until a nice crust had developed. We then flipped the shrimp skewer and turned off the heat, which allowed the second side to finish cooking by gentle, residual heat. A flavorful mixture that included chiles, garlic, ginger, and allspice proved perfect as our shrimp’s zesty marinade and a finishing sauce.
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