Grilled Shrimp with Asian Brining Blend

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Asian food has always been a hit with my family. So when I created my Asian Brining Blend it was a natural fit for shrimp. If you don't have any skewers,  just toss shrimp in the oil and place onto the grill. 


1 cup (1/2 jar) Asian Brining Blend
2 pounds shelled & deveined medium shrimp
2 cups boiling water
3 cups ice
4 cups cold water (to bring mixture to 1 gallon)
4 tablespoons peanut oil
6-8 metal skewers

Recipe Info

Difficulty Level: 
Prep Time: 
10 minutes
Cook Time: 
4 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 
1 hour
Total Time: 
1 hour, 44 minutes
Serving size: 


1. In a bowl, combine Asian Brining Blend with boiling water. Stir to dissolve salt.
2. Add ice cubes and stir to cool. You are looking for a temperature around 45°. You should have 1 gallon of brine.
3. Pour the brining mixture into one-gallon zip-top food bag and add the shrimp. Place the ziptop bag into a bowl of pan to prevent leakage.
4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
5. Preheat your grill, indoor grill or stovetop grill pan to medium-high heat.
6. In a colander drain the shrimp and pat dry. Do NOT rinse!
7. Toss shrimp with peanut oil, then skewer on metal skewers. Place skewers onto the grill and cook for 1 ½ to 2 minutes per side or until shrimp are pink and opaque.
8. Remove the shrimp from the grill and refrigerate for about one hour or until shrimp are chilled.


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