Andy Ricker gives shrimp a quick brining—a technique not typically used in Thailand—to keep them firm and juicy when grilled. More Delicious Shrimp Dishes More Thai Recipes

Andy Ricker
June 2009

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Credit: © Cedric Angeles

Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Yield:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine the water, salt and sugar, stirring to dissolve the salt. Using a paring knife or scissors, slit each shrimp down the back through the shell; remove the dark veins. Add the shrimp to the brine, cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.

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  • Light a grill. Drain the shrimp and pat dry. Grill the shrimp over moderately high heat, turning once, until the shells are lightly charred and the shrimp are just cooked through, about 5 minutes. Serve with the Spicy Citrus Dipping Sauce.

Suggested Pairing

The tangy-sweet dipping sauce for these quick-brined shrimp will work well with a citrusy white wine, such as a dry Riesling. In the warm climate of southern Australia, the wine takes on lime flavors that make it terrific with seafood.

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