Spicy Shrimp Skewers

With fresh, zesty flavor, these simple skewers make a great informal appetizer to serve with drinks. For a more formal first course, serve the skewers on a lightly dressed salad.

Recipe courtesy of 500 Appetizers by Susannah Blake; photography by Ian Garlick

Spicy Shrimp Skewers

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    Ingredients

    1 teaspoon grated fresh root ginger 16-20 raw tiger shirmp, peeled and deveined
    1 garlic clove, crushed Chopped fresh mint, for sprinkling
    Grated zest of 1/2 lime and juice of 1 lime Sweet chili sauce, for dipping
    Salt and ground black pepper

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    • 1

      With fresh, zesty flavor, these simple skewers make a great informal appetizer to serve with drinks. For a more formal first course, serve the skewers on a lightly dressed salad.

    • 2

      Soak twelve short bamboo skewers in water for 10 to 20 minutes. Mix the ginger, garlic and lime zest and juice in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add the shrimp, toss to coat them in the seasonings, and cover. Chill for about 5 to 10 minutes.

    • 3

      Preheat the broiler, or heat a ridged griddle pan. Thread the shrimp lengthwise onto the end of each skewer. Arrange the shrimp on the broiler pan or griddle and cook for about 1 minute on each side, until pink and cooked throughout.

    • 4

      Transfer the cooked shrimp to a platter and sprinkle with mint. Serve immediately, with the chili sauce for dipping.

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