Foodie Friday: Grilled Shrimp

Nom Nom Nom… Time for Foodie Friday with Buckeye Honda

Grilled Shrimp from Buckeye Honda Foodie FridayOn May 5th we profiled Business Manager, Dan Marchi for our Team Member Monday. If you missed it give it a quick read and then come back!!  Well Dan really likes to grill and he really likes shrimp so we went to Chef and asked him to get to work on making something for Foodie Friday.

Chef knocked this one out of the park with an Asian inspired grilled shrimp recipe.  Chef explains “these shrimp are great as an appetizer or a main dish.” he goes on to explain that “the shrimp can be put on a skewer and grilled together or separately.  I personally like to get the jumbo or colossal sized shrimp and skip the skewer.”

What you will need:

1 1/2 pounds jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveinedBuckeye Honda Foodie Friday - Grilled Shrimp
6 tablespoons Asian (dark) sesame oil
4 tablespoons dry sherry
5 tablespoons soy sauce
4 1/2 teaspoons honey
2 tablespoon Thai sweet chile sauce
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed with the side of a cleaver or minced…
2 tsp chopped fresh ginger or ginger paste
Lime wedges, for serving

A note for those that don’t use a lot of Ginger or Garlic you can buy Ginger and Garlic already minced.  Chef uses this often at the dealership because storage space is limited and he does not have the luxury of his own kitchen to work with.  You may find that your marinade is a little different color than what chef took a picture of… this is 100% OK there is some color variations in some of the products you find at your local grocery store.

Grilled Shrimp from Buckeye Honda Foodie FridayMarinating Time: 30-60 minutes

Grilling Time: 2-3 minutes a side

Step 1: Clean, peel and devein  the shrimp if necessary.  Some fish mongers will devein the shrimp for you but usually have to do it yourself.  Here are some instruction for how to do it.

Step 2: combine all the ingredients in a bowl and wisk together.  Typically adding the garlic and the ginger last but if you don’t it isn’t that big of a deal.

Step 3: Rinse the Shrimp in cold water and blot dry with a paper towel.

Step 4: (Optional) Step back and admire what you have already accomplished .. if there are people around don’t let them see you.

Grilled Shrimp from Buckeye Honda Foodie Friday

Step 5: Put the shrimp in the bowl with the marinade. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator.

Step 6:  Light your grill! Set it up for direct grilling. Chef can debate Gas VS Charcoal VS Live Fire grilling with the best of them but for this job he prefers gas because it just doesn’t take that long.  If on the other hand you are grilling the shrimp to accompany a nice grilled steak or other fare then whatever you prefer will be just fine.

Step 7: Grill Those Shrimp!  It only takes about 2-3 minutes per side and you are done.

These shrimp pair nicely with some grilled veggies or grilled potatoes and corn on the cob and a nice cold lemonade or maybe a Summer Shandy.  Not familiar with the Summer Shandy?  Check out our last Foodie Friday.  If you would like to see these recipes let us know and we will put Chef to work!

From everyone at Buckeye Honda in Lancaster Ohio we hope that you enjoy these shrimp as much as we did.  Please leave your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page or on our Twitter Machine, you can also connect with us on Pinterest.

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