Shrimp Satay
Lee Elsesser, Central Market

(Thai, Central Market, shrimp )

Shrimp Satay
Shrimp Satay

Yield: 6 - 8 servings


1 lb 21-25 count shelled shrimp, tails on
1 clove garlic, pressed
1 pinch salt
¼ tsp sambal oeleck
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 tsp molasses
Wood skewers for grilling
Peanut Sauce for dipping


  1. Heat grill on high. In a non-reactive bowl large enough to hold the shrimp, mix the garlic and salt, and with a pestle or spoon, crush to make a paste. Add the sambal, soy sauce, lemon juice, and molasses and stir to mix well. Remove 1 tablespoon of sauce and set aside.
  2. Add the shrimp, toss to coat and let marinate for 20 minutes.
  3. Skewer the shrimp and grill for about 2 min per side
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  5. Baste with the used marinade, if desired, during cooking.
  6. When shrimp are done, and still very hot, baste lightly with the reserved marinade. (Do not baste with used marinade after cooking.)
  7. Serve with a dipping sauce, peanut is traditional.