Grilled Rum-Soaked Shrimp (Cuba -- Caribbean)

“This recipe was found on the melindalee.com website. It is great when served with Mango-Lime Relish (see recipe). Preparation time does not include the 2-3 hours needed for the shrimp to marinate.”
READY IN:
33mins
SERVES:
4
YIELD:
32 shrimp
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Clean & trim shrimp & make 1/4-inch-deep incision on the top of each one (the side without the feet) from tail to head, then under cold running water, open the incision & wash away any brownish-black matter (including the thin, dark vein).
  2. In a large nonreactive) stainless steel or glass bowl, combine lime juice, pineapple juice, rum, cilantro & garlic, then salt & pepper to taste.
  3. Add shrimp, cover the refrigerate, allowing shrimp to marinate for as least 2 & not more than 3 hours.
  4. Remove shrimp from the marinade & set the shrimp aside, discarding everything else.
  5. Run a skewer through each shrimp, skewering it in the tail area & also in the thicker, upper area, fitting 8 shrimp on a 10-inch skewer. IF USING WOODEN SKEWERS, DO NOT LEAVE ANY GAPS BETWEEN THE SHRIMP!
  6. Place shewered shrimp on the grill over medium-high heat & grill about 3-4 minutes on each side, until the shells turn bright red & the meat is an even, opaque white.
  7. Remove shrimp from the grill & serve on a bed of Mango Lime Relish, either skewered or not, as you prefer.

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