View Full Version : Recipe: Thai Chili Coconut Shrimp Skewers (pics)

08-23-2011, 02:06 PM
Thai Chili Coconut Shrimp Skewers (http://www.patiodaddiobbq.com/2011/08/thai-chili-coconut-shrimp-skewers.html)

I made these skewers as part of a surf-n-turf meal for our daughter's
recent sleepover. They combine sweet and a bit of heat with classic Thai
flavors. The final touch is a dusting of coconut to add an interesting
textural component.


I basically hate shellfish. I think I may have mentioned my saying about it
in a previous post.If it comes in a shell, and it ain't an egg, homey don't eat it.
- 1 Carnivores 1:1Given that, I didn't taste the final product. However, the ladies Hoovered
them in minutes, and they offered great comments. I did taste the
marinade and glaze and I can assure you that it would be great with
chicken and fish.

1 1/2 lbs Medium shrimp (26-30 count), deveined and peeled
3/4 cup Sweetened coconut flakes

1/2 cup Sweet chili sauce (I used Mai Ploy brand)
1/3 cup Soy sauce (I used Aloha brand because it's mellow and less salty)
1/4 cup Water
1/4 cup Thai basil, chopped fine
2 Tbsp Brown sugar
1 Tbsp Chile oil (or 1/2 tsp red chile flakes and 1 tsp oil)
1 tsp Ginger, grated or minced fresh
1 tsp Garlic, grated or minced fresh
1 tsp Sesame oil
Juice of two limes

Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a small bowl, whisk very well,
and let sit for at least an hour to allow the flavors to marry.

Note: If you're using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least an
hour. I like to use two skewers side-by-side to keep the shrimp from
rotating when you flip them on the grill.

Put the shrimp in a gallon zip-top bag, add the marinade, shake to
distribute well, then seal and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Start your grill and prepare for direct grilling at medium-high heat

Drain the marinade into a small sauce pan, bring to a gentle boil over
medium heat, reduce by half to make a glaze and set aside.

Skewer the shrimp so that they barely touch each other. You don't want
them crammed together.

Grill each skewer for about two minutes per side, basting periodically with
the glaze.


Remove the skewers from the grill, brush with the glaze, and sprinkle both
sides of each with the coconut flakes.

Serve with the remaining sauce for dipping.



08-23-2011, 02:12 PM
OK, Redhot's gonna love this one John. She's a big coconut shrimp fan. And, like you said, this would be excellent on chicken and fish. Hmmm...I've got some nice catfish in the freezer at that and almost all the ingredients...have that over my home made saffron rice...

08-23-2011, 02:14 PM
I'm not big on shellfish either John, but that looks tasty. Nice!

chomper's bbq
08-23-2011, 03:13 PM
I gotta try this one. Thanks for sharing; we love good shrimp.

08-23-2011, 06:06 PM
Thanks for sharing. This looks great! I'm going to have to try this one...