Grilled Sticky Shrimp - It's a Keeper HERO
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Grilled Sticky Shrimp

Prep Time1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 4
Author: Christina Hitchcock


  • 1 pound shrimp - peeled and deveined
  • 8 cloves Garlic - minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger - grated
  • ¼ cup onion - minced
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp to 1 red pepper flakes - to taste
  • in Bamboo or metal skewers - soak bamboo skewers water


  • If using bamboo skewers, soak skewers in water for at least 20 minutes. This will prevent the skewers from burning on the grill.
  • Heat vegetable oil in medium saucepan. Add onions and saute until soft and translucent, about 7 minutes.
  • Add garlic and ginger and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 Minutes. Cool sauce completely.
  • Reserve half of the sauce for basting.
  • Place shrimp in a resealable bag and pour remaining sauce over shrimp.
  • Close bag and knead to ensure all shrimp is coated in sauce. Refrigerate for 1 hour to overnight.
  • Remove shrimp from marinade and throw marinade away.
  • Thread onto the skewers.
  • Spray grill lightly with cooking spray and preheat grill on medium high.
  • Place shrimp on grill and grill until well browned on one side, about 5 – 7 minutes.
  • Turn and baste with sauce.Grill another 5 to 7 minutes. Turn and baste again.
  • Continue grilling until well caramelized and the shrimp is cooked through.
  • Remove and serve with reserved sauce.
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