Are you ready to fire up the bbq grill this season? Looking to send out summer in style with some Labor Day grilling? Make spicy shrimp skewers. They’re delicious and are perfect for those who love to entertain. Nothing beats grilling outdoors and if you have kids or like eating with your hands, you’ll find that few grilled foods can compare to spicy shrimp skewers. They are easy to make and will add fun to your outdoor shindig. So break out your grill, invite your friends, and throw a memorable backyard BBQ. Fire up the outdoor grill, it’s time to enjoy the last few days of summer!
How to Make BBQ Grill Spicy Shrimp Skewers Recipe
Outdoor Grill Spicy Shrimp Ingredients:
1 stalk of finely chopped lemongrass
3 tbsp of Sriracha (Asian chili sauce)
2 tbsp of chopped fresh mint
1 tbsp of fish sauce
2 tsp of light brown sugar
3 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves of minced garlic
30 large shrimp (unpeeled)
Bacon – if desired to wrap around shrimp
Shrimp Grilling Directions:
- Grate the zest from 4 lemons and mix it with 3 teaspoons of salt in a mini food processor. Squeeze the juice from two lemons into a large bowl and add the olive oil, garlic, Sriracha, brown sugar, fish sauce, lemongrass, and one teaspoon of the lemon salt mixture. Slice the 2 remaining lemons and put them in the bowl.
- Cut the shrimp shells on their outer curves using kitchen shears. Leave the shells on. Take the veins out then rinse the shrimp. Put them in the bowl with the marinade and shake, cover, and refrigerate for an hour. In the meantime, soak 12-15 skewers in water.
- Preheat your grill to medium-high. Brush some vegetable oil on the grill. Put the shrimp on the skewers. Place the lemon slices on the grill and cook them until they begin to cook. Turn them to the other side then put them on a platter when done. Wrap each piece of shrimp in bacon if desired. Add the mint to the marinade. Place the shrimp skewers on the grill and brush them with the marinade.
- Cook until the shells begin to turn light brown – approximately 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer them to the platter and dust them with the lemon-salt for flavor.
A bbq grill recipe this holiday commemorates the end of summer. You get to spend time with your neighbors, family, and friends and eat tasty food. If you’re entertaining this year, try this spicy shrimp skewers recipe courtesy of Food Network. Choose the right size of shrimp for the perfect outcome. Large or extra large shrimp are advisable as they stay on the grill and don’t fall through the grates. They also hold onto the skewer better. You’ll have fun grilling the shrimp and be pleased with your outcome. Your family will also commend you on your good job.
Need more yummy grilling recipes? Try these:
Betty Crocker has delicious salmon recipes made with a honey-soy marinade.
Consider adding grilled vegetables on the bbq grill as well. We love this recipe from All Recipes.
Don’t forget to clean your grill before getting started! Our post on cleaning your grill the green way can help.
This Labor Day enjoy the last few days of summer with family and friends. For more Labor Day recipes on Stagetecture, click here.