Another Friday night… another excuse to have friends over for dinner. I love summers. I love my friends. I love cooking for my friends. I love cooking for my friends in the summer for dinner….Okay…that could be annoying, but I think I made my point. The one thing I didn’t add to that
obnoxious rant was that I really don’t like being stuck in my kitchen when my friends are here. I like to be with them enjoying their company. So…when we entertain, I do try to do as much prep and cooking before anyone is even close to arriving. ENTER this recipe. I made the marinade ahead of time, added the shrimp a couple of hours before they came, then BOOM…it was done after about 20 minutes in the oven. Easy and tasty and I had lots of great conversation with our friends. The perfect night. Did I mention I love to have friends here for dinner ♥? 🙂
Spicy Sweet Glazed Shrimp
2 lbs. shrimp, peeled, deveined
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
<1/4 cup soy sauce
<1/4 cup water
2 Tbs. brown sugar
2 Tbs maple syrup
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp lime juice
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
3 Tbs. green onions, chopped
2 tsp cilantro, chopped (optional)
Add everything above (except the shrimp of course) to a blender and process until combined. Put in a plastic baggie. Put the shrimp inside the bag and seal tightly. Swish the shrimp around so that it is covered . Allow to marinate for a bit…probably 30 minutes to 2 hours.
When time to cook…preheat oven to 425. Remove the shrimp from the marinade and bake on a baking pan for about 15-20 minutes or until the shrimp are no longer pink inside. I used larger shrimp so mine took a while. While that is baking, add the remainder of the sauce to a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Heat until it thickens. When shrimp is done, serve. (I served mine on top of Jasmine rice.)
What did I love about this recipe? Well, it didn’t take long to throw together and it was tasty. I made it for company and I think they liked it too!
What didn’t I love about this recipe? No leftovers!!!