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A surprise for shrimp

September 19, 2000

A surprise for shrimp



The Associated Press


Honey and tea may sound like a genteel afternoon's sipping suggestion. Surprise: They are also ingredients in a marinade that adds piquant flavor to a grilled-shrimp dinner special that is stylish enough to offer guests.

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Asian Honey-Tea Grilled Shrimp has other advantages beyond good taste. A serving contains only 3 grams of fat; and the chef will be happy to find the dish's speedy preparation belies its elegant finish. Count on less than an hour's work, including marinating and grilling. The marinade mixture doubles as a dipping sauce for the finished dish.

Asian Honey-Tea Grilled Shrimp

  • 1 cup brewed double-strength orange spice tea, cooled
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon peeled, finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • salt
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced


In a plastic bag, combine tea, honey, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger and pepper, to make marinade. Remove 1/2 cup marinade; set aside for dipping sauce. Add shrimp to marinade remaining in plastic bag, turning to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes or up to 12 hours.

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Remove shrimp from marinade; discard marinade. Thread shrimp onto 8 skewers, dividing evenly. Grill over medium-hot coals 4 to 6 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and are firm to the touch, turning once. Season with salt, to taste.

Meanwhile, prepare dipping sauce by placing reserved 1/2 cup marinade in small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly reduced. Stir in green onions.

Serves 4.

Nutrition information per serving: 202 calories, 35 grams protein, 7 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams fat, 259 milligrams cholesterol, 511 milligrams sodium.

- Recipe from National Honey Board

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