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Thai Chili Garlic Shrimp Recipe

These spicy little thai chili garlic shrimp bites are great on their own as an appetizer, or you can put them on a bed of jasmine rice and top with some chopped fresh cilantro for a tasty main dish. Try not to touch your eyes with your fingers after eating the shrimp – the chili sauce isn’t the most soothing thing for your peepers.
Featured in our June 2013 Hot Line about Thai Grilling Before you begin stuffing your face, crack open a cold Singha beer and you’re good to go.

Serves 4 (3 shrimp per person) Ingredients:
  • 12 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined, tail on
  • Juice of one large lime
  • 6 tablespoons Sambal Oelek (or similar chili sauce)
  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely grated
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root, peeled and finely grated
  • Oil, for oiling the grill
  • Lime wedges, to garnish
  • ¼ cup sliced scallions, to garnish

Peel and devein shrimp,
Step 1: Peel and devein shrimp, if necessary; place shrimp in a deep glass dish and set aside.

 In a small bowl, whisk lime juice, Sambal Oelek, garlic, and ginger.
Step 2: In a small bowl, whisk lime juice, Sambal Oelek, garlic, and ginger.

Pour mixture on top of shrimp and turn shrimp to coat.
Step 3: Pour mixture on top of shrimp and turn shrimp to coat. Refrigerate for at least one hour.

Preheat grill to medium heat and grease it well. Transfer the shrimp to the prepared grill and discard any excess sauce.
Step 4:  Preheat grill to medium heat and grease it well. Transfer the shrimp to the prepared grill and discard any excess sauce. Cook the shrimp for a couple minutes on each side, and once they are pink and opaque remove them from the grill and place on a serving dish.

Garnish with lime wedges, chopped peanuts, and scallions, and serve immediately
Step 5:  Garnish with lime wedges, chopped peanuts, and scallions, and serve immediately.