Sweet Creole Glazed Shrimp

Recipe courtesy of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture

Serves 4 to 6

  • 32 jumbo Louisiana shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • water as needed
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning mix (click for recipe)
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • cooking oil as needed

Sweet Creole Glazed ShrimpSweet Creole Glazed Shrimp

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Peel and devein shrimp; rinse. Put salt in a shallow pan large enough to hold shrimp in a single layer and add enough water to completely cover shrimp; stir until salt dissolves. Add shrimp and set aside to brine while you make the glaze.

Combine soy sauce, honey, red wine vinegar, and Creole seasoning in a saucepan. Dissolve cornstarch in 1/2 cup of water and add to saucepan. Place over medium heat, bring to a simmer, and cook, stirring, until thickened. Divide into 2 heatproof bowls and set one aside for serving; use the other to baste shrimp while grilling.

Prepare a hot grill. Drain shrimp and thread onto skewers, 4 per skewer. Brush on both sides with cooking oil. Oil grill and add shrimp; grill for 4 minutes and turn; grill for 2 minutes and baste the side facing up. Turn and grill until glaze starts to char; baste second side, turn, and grill until the second side is slightly charred. Shrimp should be barely cooked through. Serve hot and pass remaining glaze at the table.


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