Nov 29, 2012

Garlicky Shrimp with Peanut-Lime MarinadeRecipe by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

4 Reviews

Serves: 4 to 6 // Prep time: 15 minutes | Marinating time: 20 to 30 minutes | Grilling time: 2 to 4 minutes

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • .25 oz fresh basil
  • 1 oz fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic cloves
  • 2 limes

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 1.5 lb large shrimp (21/30 count)

Oil and Spices

  • .5 tsp kosher salt
  • .25 cups peanut oil
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil


  • 1 tsp hot chili-garlic sauce, such as Sriracha
  • .25 cups low-sodium soy sauce


  • 3 tbsp unsalted peanuts



  • ¼ cup peanut oil
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted peanuts
  • ½ teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 large garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon hot chili-garlic sauce, such as Sriracha

  • Kosher salt

  • 1½ pounds large shrimp (21/30 count), peeled and deveined
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. In a food processor combine the marinade ingredients. Process until fairly smooth, 20 to 30 seconds. Pour into a medium, nonreactive bowl and season with salt if desired. Add the shrimp and turn to coat. Cover and set aside at room temperature for at least 20 minutes but no longer than 30 minutes.

  2. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat (450° to 550°F).

  3. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the shrimp over direct high heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until the shrimp are firm to the touch, lightly charred, and just turning opaque in the center, 2 to 4 minutes, turning once or twice. Remove from the grill and serve right away with a squeeze of lime.

4 Reviews

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Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

May 23, 2013

Sophie M


My friends raved about this shrimp!

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Jun 19, 2013

Tom S

Great shrimp

Awesome and not difficult. Really made a hit with my family. Definitely worth making.

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Jul 2, 2013

Greg C


Have made this twice and both times everyone said that it was the best shrimp they had ever tasted!

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Jul 14, 2014


This Recipe is Fabulous!

Followed the recipe exactly. It's the greatest. Everyone wanted more....so good. I made a dip for the shrimp mixing mayonnaise, lime juice, hot sauce, peanut butter and basil and poured a little of the marinade in.

I think you could use this marinade with chicken breasts or wings too.

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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