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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ginger Sesame Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Since I just posted the recipe for the rice in this photo... I thought I would share how I made the shrimp. Now I don't eat shrimp, but I do make it for my family. I always get these skewers already cleaned and skewered when they are on sale at Publix. That way I can make my family happy and I don't have to clean shrimp. When I make recipes that call for shrimp I usually just replace the shrimp with scallops. This time I did the shrimp for them and bought a few scallops for myself, but them Maranda wanted to try a I let her have one of mine.

I just marinade it all with a sesame dressing that you can use for a dressing or marinade.

1 piece about 1" peeled ginger root (minced)
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped shallot
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 teaspoons mirin
1 pinch salt
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic chili sauce
sesame seeds
If using it for a dressing I add some pureed carrots and celery.
Whisk together ingredients and marinade the shrimp in a zipper baggie. It works well for scallops, and tuna steaks too. I usually sprinkle the sesame seeds on later. If doing a seared tuna I roll it in black and white sesame seeds before searing.

Grill the skewers on a hot grill for around 3 minutes per side until nice and pink. Grill or pan fry the scallops.

Just a few shots taken at the Ringling Museum grounds.

and another Gulf of Mexico sunset refection.

See you all tomorrow!


  1. This sounds like a great marinade.

  2. Lyndz, I love the 2nd last photo. I'm sure you'll take more pics after you get your new camera. :o) I think I prefer scallop than shrimps. They taste sweeter and juicier. Btw, what have you added into the rice? Herbs! So, see you tomorrow.
    ((hugs)) Kristy
    p/s I'm away at hubby's elder sibling's place.

  3. I'm SO impressed by this dish! It's definitely something I would order in a restaurant!

  4. Your marinade sounds very tasty! It will definitely go well with all kinds of seafood. Nice picture of the sunset :)

  5. Sounds delicious! I love this combination of flavours and it must be so good with prawns :-)

  6. c'est délicieux et jolie photos
    à bientôt

  7. Love your photos. That recipe looks really yummy. Diane

  8. This looks amazing...interesting recipe d nature click too..
    Tasty appetite

  9. Oh my goodness...YUM! I'm in need of some shrimp. And those are so beautiful photos.

  10. Lyndsey look absolutely yummy! lovely pictures!

  11. Love the look of those prawns skewers!

  12. Yummy and vibrant recipe (of course) this. The lovely ocean pic at the end made me feel serene, its an outstanding image.

    Have a good weekend Lyndsey!!

  13. Great flavor profile. Love the use of mirin.

  14. great photos! love seeing the ocean. the shrimp looks delish. Will have to try your marinade sometime. :)

  15. Pam - thanks, hope you try it.

    Kristy - I'm glad you found the cilantro rice recipe. I know I have to kick myself into dear to get that new camera.

    Simply Life - thank you so much, what a nice compliment. :D

    Biren - yes it goes with many types of seafood.

    Belinda - Lol! you're too funny!

    Forgetfulone - thanks so easy too.

    Maria - thanks, it's my stand by shrimp marinade.

    Fimère - thank you so much.

  16. Diane - thanks, that a compliment from you with all the beautiful pics you take.

    Jay - Thank you.

    girlichef - thanks, I always have to sneak a few of my other photos in there.

    Gloris - thanks for the visit.

    Jeannie - My family enjoyed them!

    Jenn - That is so kind of you to say. I am so into all your lovely creations too. The last pic, the sun was reflection so pretty in the surf like that, I was hoping it would pick it up in the photo.

    Lazaro - Thank you!

    Susan B. - Thanks for stopping by. Hope you get a chance to try it.


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