Tom Yum Grilled Shrimp

Thai Tom Yum Grilled Shrimp


After trying and really enjoying the tom yum grilled fish I came across the grilled shrimp version on About.com: Thai Food. How can you go wrong using the tom yum paste that is used to make the amazing tom yum soup and grilled skewered shrimp? This time when I looked at the recipe the fact that the shrimp was skewered reminded me of a Thai style satay only using a marinade with more fresh ingredients such as the lemongrass, cilantro, green onions, fresh birds eye chilies, etc. There was no way that I could pass up on making this shrimp dish and I got to it on the weekend. The tom yum grilled shrimp was as easy to make as pulsing the marinade in a food processor, marinating the shrimp for a while and finally grilling them for a few minutes on both sides. For the minimal amount of effort these shrimp took to make they turned out excellent! The shrimp were nice and juicy and super tasty! Although the shrimp were flavourful enough to serve by themselves you could also serve them with a spicy Thai peanut dipping sauce if you like. One thing that I really like about simple meat dishes like this is that you can serve them as an appetizer by themselves or with a dipping sauce or you can use them as just another tasty component in other dishes like salads or sandwiches.

Tom Yum Grilled Shrimp

(makes 4 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 pound shrimp (peeled and deveined)
2 stalks lemongrass (peeled and chopped, or lemon zest or myrtle leaves)
3 cloves garlic
1 thumb sized piece galangal (or ginger, peeled and chopped)
1+ birds eye chili (or other hot chili or 1 teaspoon chili sauce, etc.)
1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
1 lime (juice and zest)
2 green onions (sliced)
1/2 teaspoon shrimp paste
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons palm sugar (grated or sugar)

Directions:
1. Place the lemon grass, garlic, galangal, chili, cilantro, lime juice and zest, green onions, shrimp paste, fish sauce, oil and palm sugar in a foor processor and process.
2. Marinate the shrimp in the paste for at least 10 minutes.
3. Skewer the shrimp.
4. Grill until cooked, about 2-3 minutes per side.

Similar Recipes:
Tom Yum Grilled Fish
Tom Yum Goong Soup
Moo Satay (Thai Grill Skewered Pork)
Chipotle Lime Shrimp
Shrimp Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Grilled Jerk Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers

33 comments:

Ellie said...

What a great Thai dish! I love to try it on my next BBQ party.

GarlicBOSS said...

I have to try tom yum

Julianas said...

Wow, these shrimps look so delicious...great for entertaining :-)

singingirl said...

hi - i just stumbled upon your site the other day. i signed up to receive your posts in my email. thanks so much. i love the pictures. the recipes i've seen so far look great. this shrimp sounds terrific. i'm really liking your stuff. thanks again.

Phimchai said...

You are so cool Kevin! I love the idea of this dish.

tracieMoo said...

TomYum and shrimp grill.. wow.. seems pretty delicious to me

Anh said...

Love this!!

Jenn said...

Well, Labor day is coming up here in the US and I think you just gave me an idea to grill up some shrimp for the day. ;-D

Amy said...

I'm not at all familiar with Tom Yum, which apparently is a crime, since all three of these dishes look/sound outstanding. Will have to delve deeper...

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mmmhhh, shrimpa are so delicious! Those must taste awesome!

Cheers,

Rosa

Ravenous Couple said...

the flavors of tom yum go so well with shrimp..great recipe.

Nina Timm said...

Please just tell me that you shared that with someone and that you did not have all of those delicious prawns yourself!!!!

♥peachkins♥ said...

my hubby loves shrimp..I'm sure he will love this....

Molly said...

Wow, Kevin. The shrimp look great! I'm loving all the Asian recipes. Thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

These look delicious! Shrimp are uber-cheap here this time of year, so I'm always looking for something new and different to do with them. Will definitely be trying these. Thanks!

Pam said...

Can I just move in....PLEASE!

Great yummy dish!

lisa said...

These flavors with some grill smoke on shrimp sounds incredible!

Cookin' Canuck said...

What fabulous flavors! This looks like a wonderful take on grilled shrimp.

Ginny said...

tom yum is on my list of things to try... looks delicious!

Pam said...

I love all things thai, and I've been looking for something to do with shrimp this weekend!!

Mrs. L said...

I'm pretty much a sucker for anything made with shrimp. These look delicious.

The Bella Girls said...

Now this is one recipe that will fit into my current "low-carb" diet. I love the lemongrass skewers. I do this with chicken sometimes, and I don't know why I've never though to do this with my Shrimp as well. Thanks for the great idea Kevin!

Cheers,
Camberley

Chef Fresco said...

We love shrimp recipes! These look nice and refreshing!

Anonymous said...

Does Closet Cooking mean you're in the closet about being gay?

These shrimps look AMAZING. I want them right now!!!

Chris said...

Fan-thai-tastic! The photo is amazing too, but the shrimp look and sound perfect. Hand me a skewer and some sriracha sauce!

pixen said...

With this recipe I can tell you for sure I will have kilos of it :-D I'm a fan of Shrimps! Tell you what, come over to my hometown island of Penang (across the border of Thailand), we can grill them and other seafood at the beach across the street or at my terrase!

noobcook said...

I love this!! Your photo is so lovely. Love tom yum, and love shrimps.

The_Lady said...

This dish, and all your dishes look amazing! Definitely found some recipes to try.

Jamie said...

Kevin, your shrimp dishes just kill me! They are each and every one fabulous looking and I so want to taste every one. I love shrimp! But can you believe I can't buy fresh shrimp here in Nantes? Only frozen and I haven't done that yet. Another beautiful shrimp dish!

angela@spinachtiger said...

Too bad I didn't see this when I had my first lemongrass.I'll know where to come.

Anonymous said...

Hi, y'all. I just made this Tom Yum Shrimp AGAIN!! And, I must say once again IT IS FABULOUS!!!! If any of y'all gals ever try it, it probably won't look as gorgeous as Kevin's does, but it will taste fantastic!! I heated the marinade and spooned it onto the grilled shrimp on the plate! Super!!

Megan {Country Cleaver} said...

I have been devouring shrimp lately - these looks positively scrumptious!

Anonymous said...

These are so amazing! We've been eating them once a week! Thanks for the great recipe.

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