Apricot Grilled Shrimp Recipe

I love seafood! Shrimp, fish, lobster, squid(!)…you name it, if its seafood….I’m there! Now if it’s grilled, even BETTER!!

Here’s what y’all need to make these scrumptious Grilled Shrimp:

  • 1/2 C of apricot preserves
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, crushed
  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled, deveined and uncooked.

And here’s how to make it:

  • Heat your grill to medium temperature.
  • Place the preserves in a small mixing bowl.
  • Whisk in the canola oil and soy sauce.
  • Fold the red pepper flakes into the mixture well.
  • Thread the shrimp onto metal skewers. Coat them lightly with cooking spray to make it easier to get them off the skewers.
  • Baste both sides of the shrimp well with the apricot mixture.
  • Place the shrimp on the grill and do not cover.
  • Grill 3 minutes, basting a couple of times.
  • Turn and continue grilling and basting for an additional 3 minutes or until the shrimps turn pink.
  • Makes about 6 servings

If grilling is just not possible, these shrimp can also be cooked under the broiler 4 inches from the heat source for about 3 minutes on each side.  They will turn pink when done!  Y’all can serve these over white rice. YUM!!

Hope you enjoy!