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Grilled Shrimp Vermouth Skewers – Winter Game Day Series

What a wild and crazy weekend of excitement and disappointments, twists and turns, drama and tragedy! This is the time to seize the day and the barbecue tongs, to grill with precision and fervor in preparation of the three-hour extravaganza of feasting and football. Continuing the Winter Game Day Series to get you ready for Sunday, here is Grilled Shrimp Vermouth Skewers. Anything on a skewer is perfect for watching the big game, and these are loaded with large shrimp marinated, seasoned, and perfectly grilled.

This dish gets its name from the dry vermouth marinade with soy sauce, ginger, and garlic, which deeply infuse the delicate shrimp with rich flavor. By just grilling over high heat for 5-6 minutes, turning once, the shrimp are finished crisp and juicy without being overdone. The rapid cooking time allows these shrimp to be prepared alongside others dishes as a wonderful appetizer, or as the feature. So fire up the grill, prepare and strategize for game time, anticipate the demand, execute the plan, and rejoice in the revelry of fantastic food and football.

Serves 6 (12 skewers)

Grilled Shrimp Vermouth Ingredients

  • 12 wooden skewers
  • ½ c. dry vermouth
  • ¼ c. soy sauce
  • ¼ c. freshly grated ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 36 large Shrimp
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • chopped chives

Grilled Shrimp Vermouth Directions

  1. Soak skewers in water for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Combine vermouth, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic in a bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Cover and marinate, 20 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Preheat coals for high heat (you can hold your hand at grill level only 2 to 3 seconds).
  4. Drain shrimp and skewers; discard marinade. Thread shrimp on skewers and brush with oil, dividing evenly.
  5. Lay shrimp skewers on oiled grill grates over hot coals. Cook, turning once, until shrimp are bright pink and opaque, but still moist-looking in center of thickest part (cut to test), 5 to 6 minutes total.
  6. Serve sprinkled with chives.

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