Gulf shrimp is always in style here in Florida. And I’m always looking for different ways to prepare it. I came across a sesame oil marinade that can be used in a number of ways. This is a simple combination of toasted sesame oil with rice vinegar and tamari soy sauce. Rice vinegar is self explanatory. Toasted sesame oil is sesame oil that has been heated to toast it to bring out the nutty flavors of the sesame. You can do this yourself by heating sesame oil on a stove and toasting it carefully. Or, buy it already toasted. More money for toasted, but done properly. I had MaryJo buy some already toasted. And tamari, which is soy sauce processed without using wheat. This recipe is therefore gluten free if you are watching your gluten intake.
These are in three ingredients used for the marinade. Super simple and all available at your grocery.
I shelled and de-veined the shrimp and soaked the shrimp in marinade for two hours in the refrigerator. And there is nothing better than grilled fresh pineapple. For the longest time I was intimidated by fresh pineapple, but it is so easy to cut up and cut into bite sized cubes. I also coated the pineapple with the marinade prior to grilling.
Get your grill really hot and put these skewers on and keep turning them until they are nicely charred. Mine took about 5 minutes total time on the grill.
The marinade makes the shrimp really moist and flavorful. MaryJo made a rice noodle side dish with this and used the marinade and a little pepper oil with scallions to spice up the noodles. Sorry, we ate this before we could get any photos. That’s always a problem. Eat it or shoot photos! We ate it!
From the looks of this photo, I’m going to do this again! Delicious moist shrimp.
If you like shrimp, you have to try this. With Springlike weather happening all over the country, grilling season is underway. Invite some friends over and have yourself a great, easy sesame oil with tamari grilled shrimp meal!
- 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 2 tbsp Tamari
- 1 pound shelled and deveined , 16 to 20 per pound
- fresh pineapple chunks , 1/4 whole pineapple
- Whisk ingredients in a bowl
- Soak bamboo skewers in water for 1 or 2 hours,
- Skewer shrimp and pineapple
- Grill on hot grill, turning to char, 5 minutes