Chef Andys flame-grilled Kauai shrimp


Flame-grilled Hawaiian ginger-lime marinated Kauai shrimp.


Yield: 4 servings


2 lbs kauai shrimp (thawed)
2 large shallots (peeled and chopped)
2 tbsp fresh Hawaiian yellow ginger root (peeled and chopped)
2 tbsp fresh peeled garlic
3/4 cup quality soy sauce
1/2 up fresh squeezed lime juice
2 tbsp light brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1/4 cup peanut oil
1/4 cup fresh ground black pepper


  • Leave shells on the shrimp and split shrimp down the back (do not cut all the way through) devein and rinse shrimp, pat dry and place in a bowl or large Ziploc bag.

  • Place shallots, garlic, soy sauce, lime juice, and sugar in a blender and blend until smooth. Add green onion (save a few for garnishing) and oil and blend until combined, add black pepper to taste. Pour the marinade over shrimp and let marinate at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.

  • Preheat char griller on high. Remove shrimp from marinade and grill for 1.5 – 2 minutes each side. The sugar will help shrimp caramelize just don’t burn them.

  • Sprinkle with green onions and serve with lime wedges or place on a salad or fried rice.