Grilled Tamarind Shrimp: Camarones al Tamarindo a la Parilla

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Karen Hursh Graber

Fish and seafood get a wonderful flavor boost from tamarind. The addition of chipotle chiles and honey make this a good marinade for chicken and pork, too. When using wooden skewers to grill food, remember to soak them first to avoid charring.



  • 1 ½ pounds medium shrimp, peeled
  • 3 ounces tamarind pulp
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from canned chipotles in adobo
  • 1 ½ cups hot water or chicken broth


Place the shrimp in a non-reactive bowl. Mix all other ingredients and pour over shrimp.

Cover and marinate the shrimp at least 1 hour, but not more than 2 hours, in the refrigerator. Discard any remaining marinade.

Remove the shrimp from the marinade and thread on wooden skewers. Grill 5 to 6 inches over hot coals for 2 minutes on each side. Shrimp may also be broiled. Makes 4 servings.


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Published or Updated on: April 28, 2008 by Karen Hursh Graber © 2009
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