This is an easy and tasty Thai style grilled shrimp marinade made with lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, paprika, garlic, chiles, cilantro and sesame oil. Bright and bold flavors everyone will love!

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Vietnamese Grilled Shrimp Marinade

Who needs a barbecue when all you need is a grill pan to add that outdoors smoky flavor to your favorite foods!

I’m in love with my grill pan, it’s one of those purchases I am so glad to have made because it’s changed the way I cook in the kitchen. It adds another layer of flavor to meats, veggies and makes marinated shrimp kebabs so tasty!

Making a grilled shrimp marinade takes no time and is a great way to infuse even more flavor into these little crustaceans.

This Thai style grilled shrimp marinade tastes like summer on a plate and pairs beautifully with sweet peaches and cherry tomatoes.

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Healthy and colorful seafood kebabs you can serve with a pickled cucumber and onion salad or baked cauliflower with sriracha Buffalo sauce – so yummy! Or you can use this grilled shrimp marinade with chicken, beef or even as a salad dressing. It’s particularly good with arugula as the peppery leaves marry so well with the citrus and slightly pungent taste of this grilled shrimp marinade.

The options are endless!

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Double up on the recipe so you can have grilled shrimp marinade ready to go for your next barbecue (while you’re sipping on a fresh ginger Moscow mule) or indoor family dinner. We always have a small container of it in our fridge, it’s become our favorite marinade/dressing/sauce!

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Vietnamese Grilled Shrimp Marinade

This is an easy and tasty Thai style grilled shrimp marinade made with lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, paprika, garlic, chiles, cilantro and sesame oil. Bright and bold flavors everyone will love!

  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 15 shrimps 1x
  • Category: Sauces
  • Method: Marinating
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp (deveined, peeled with tail on)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 chile pepper (finely chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro (finely chopped)

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients in a ziploc bag, squeeze out air and tightly seal. Marinate for 30-40 minutes.
  2. Brush the grill pan or barbecue with a little oil and grill shrimp on each side for 2-3 minutes. Serve immediately.
  3. Use a mix of cherry tomatoes and peaches to add sweetness, tanginess and color to the shrimp skewers.

Notes

You can use this grilled shrimp marinade for beef and chicken – you can also drizzle some on salads or eat it together with rice.

Keywords: recipe, seasoning, Southeast Asian, nam pla

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