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Thai Grilled Shrimp with Angry Sauce

  • Author: Taming of the Spoon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x



For the shrimp

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon black sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup (loosely-packed) fresh chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 pound shell-on large shrimp

For the sauce

  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons (loosely-packed) fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 to 1 Thai chili, depending on level of heat desired
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar


For the shrimp

  1. In a large bowl, stir together oil, garlic, sesame seeds, orange peel, paprika, garlic powder, and cilantro. Add shrimp and toss mixture with your hands until shrimp are evenly coated. Let shrimp sit at room temperature 10-15 minutes to marinate. Grill shrimp in a single layer over a high flame until cooked through, 5-8 minutes, turning half-way through.

For the sauce

  1. Put all the sauce ingredients into a blender and blend together until cilantro is evenly chopped, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.


You can also cook the shrimp on the stovetop. Heat a heavy bottom wok or skillet over high heat. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and swirl the oil to evenly coat the pan. Add half the shrimp and cook in a single layer until shrimp are cooked through, 5 to 8 minutes, turning half-way through. Wipe out pan and repeat with the remaining shrimp.

Recipe adapted from Chef Jett Hurapan.