Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Grilled Shrimp with Asian Sweet Chili Sauce


Just a quick post. Here's a sweet chili sauce for grilled shrimp that I threw together last night after Trevor's football practice (translated as dinner at 9:00PM on a school night).

Sweet Asian Chili Sauce
Source:  My fridge

1/2 cup Sweet Chili Sauce
1/4 cup chicken stock
2 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp mirin (sub agave nectar or honey)
1 Tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
1 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp fish sauce
1/2 tsp sesame oil
(add 1 tsp of Sriracha only if you want heat)

Mix in a sauce pan and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes.

I used it on shrimp kabobs that were seasoned with Dizzy Pig Tsunami Spin rub (Dizzy Pig rubs ROCK). 


Grilled them 2-3 minutes and flipped them. I glazed the top. Grilled them another 2-3 minutes and flipped, glazing the top. Remove and serve with reserved sauce. 


Home Based Tandoor

Have you ever cooked on a tandoor? 


NO! Not Jeffrey Tambor, the famed actor who has been in everything from M*A*S*H to Arrested Development to The Hangover.

A TANDOOR – which is the Middle Eastern cousin of the kamado, like the Big Green Egg.

Our good friend, Robyn Lindars of GrillGrrrl.com recently got to cook on a Homdoor – a tandoor style grill for the home. Check out her video. (I'm extremely jealous of her high end video production crew!)


[Standard Disclaimer] We pay full price for our Dizzy Pig Rubs.  I've never touched a Homdoor.  Jeffrey Tombor is funny but his naan bread sucks.  Robyn paid us $20,000 USD to post this.  Just kidding about Robyn.  And maybe Jeffrey.  His naan might not be bad.

17 comments:

  1. Sweet Asian chili sauce is my salad dressing of choice, believe it or not. I'm so excited to have a recipe to make it at home!

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  2. I'm still miffed about the winner of Food Network Star. There's no way I'm watching that a-hole's show.

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  3. Funny that you should post this, I'm making sweet chili sauce glazed tilapia tonight :) Great minds really do think alike!! It looks lovely!!

    (p.s. the disclaimer is hilarious!!!)

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  4. I love a good sense of humor. I leave it to you to decide if that's what you have. LOL

    If I had a kid for whom I had to make supper at 9 pm, I'd get in the car and head west. See, I have a good sense of humor too. Of course I'd take him with me.

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  5. YUMMY! Looks good! Some spice on that shrimp makes it all worth while! Great recipe!

    Love,

    Amy

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  6. We love that sweet chili sauce, bet it's great on those shrimp. Your disclaimers made me a little dizzy.

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  7. This looks and sounds fantastic. In my fantasy world, I am motivated enough to grill something this amazing at 9pm. In my real world, dinner just might have been PB&Js at that hour. (Of course, I'm usually in bed and almost asleep by that time of night!)

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  8. The shrimp look perfectly cooked and that sauce sounds amazing.

    I have never cooked on a tandoor before.

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  9. You bought fish sauce? You know it is made with fish, right? GREG

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  10. Okay..I'm totally hooked on shrimp these days and I'm definitely craving these now! These look crazy good...as in I'd probably eat every single last one of them all by myself.

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  11. I love that you just threw this together - and what a beautiful shot of the shrimp!
    You may already know this, but a little fish sauce is magnificent in vinaigrette salad dressing.

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  12. Your disclaimers are a riot, lol! I just bookmarked a grilled shrimp recipe yesterday to make next week. It must be grilled shrimp week. Shrimp are so fast, easy and delicious - love 'em!

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  13. That shrimp looks really good!!!The sauce sounds fantastic....amazing flavors!

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  14. love this shrimp, and the brand name dizzy pig, and arrested development...pretty much this entire post.

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  15. The sauce rocks! Aside from looking awesome on the shrimp I bet it would be delicious on lots of things.

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  16. Jeffrey Tambor called and said to stop saying nasty things about his nanny. Oh, wait, never mind...

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  17. The sweet chili sauce as marinade got to me. I would try this recipe for myself. It will be great for babushka.

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