Quick brined grilled jumbo shrimp

I dug up this old recipe for our Valentine’s celebration last night.  Oh, was it a great way to start the evening!  Fantastic with a nice glass of chardonnay or hefeweizen.

Cheers!

Quick brined grilled jumbo shrimp

Servings 4

12-16 jumbo shrimp (uncooked,  deveined)

5 c water

1/4 c kosher salt

1/8 c sugar

Water, salt, sugar in a large bowl.  Add shrimp.  If your shrimp is frozen, just thaw them in this solution.  Brine for up to 4 hours (I do ours for about one hour).  Take the shrimp out of the water.  You can take the shell off or leave it on to grill–just as you like.  We just use our good old george forman to grill these babies!  Grill about 2-3 minutes/side–until the shrimp is lightly pink and grilled to your satisfaction.  Do not overcook or they will be rubbery!

While the shrimp is in the brine, make the dipping sauce.

Spicy citrus dipping sauce

1/8 c sugar

1/4 c fresh lime juice

1-2 T orange juice

4 thai chilies

1-2 garlic cloves, minced

1 t kosher salt

top with chopped cilantro

In a medium bowl add all ingredients.  Let marinade while the shrimp is brining.

To serve:  Divide into small ramekins (so everyone has their own dipping sauce) and place on a small plate with the shrimp.

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