Shrimp Kabobs in Ginger Marinade

  • Active Time 20m
  • Total Time 1h 20m

Makes 6 servings

These kabobs deliver wonderful, authentic flavor with minimal effort. A great recipe for entertaining a crowd - just double the ingredients.


  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into 1 inch lengths
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch dice and blanched


In a large bowl, whisk together the ginger, garlic, rice wine vinegar, lime juice, brown sugar, oil, sesame oil and cilantro. Add the shrimp. Toss to coat; cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Remove the shrimp from the marinade. Pour the marinade into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for one full minute. Remove from the heat.

Alternately thread the shrimp, scallions and peppers on skewers. Place the skewers in the center of a cooking grate. Grill 4-6 minutes until the shrimp turn pink and opaque, turning once halfway through the grilling time, and basting with the reserved marinade. Serve warm over rice or Chinese noodles.

WINE AND BEER RECOMMENDATIONS: There just is no better match for the flavors of grilled shrimp and ginger than sauvignon blanc, a crisp, light- to medium-bodied white with green apple and herbal notes in its nose and flavor. There’s great sauvignon to be had from California’s North Coast, particularly from the Napa Valley and Mendocino County.

Treat yourself to a Japanese lager, which is the ideal beer for this Asian-style dish. The briny and savory flavors of the grilled shrimp and the sweet/sour flavors of the ginger cry out for the lightly bitter and refreshing finish of a fine Japanese brew.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 4025

nutrition information per serving

232 calories; 8g total fat; 230mg cholesterol; 228mg sodium; 7g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 31g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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