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 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.


  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!

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

  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!!!)

  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.

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



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

  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!)

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

    I have never cooked on a tandoor before.

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

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

  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.

  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!

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

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

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

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

  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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