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Friday, June 8, 2012

Grilled Shrimp, BBQ Guam Style

Now, it is pretty obvious that I love American Style BBQ.  But, I do get tired of the stuff.  So, I am always looking for other flavors to try out at home on the smoker or grill.  If you are looking for those different flavors, you need to go visit Rueben over at BBQ Guam.  Rueben has all of those flavors going on that are not what we see here in the US.  If you haven't visited his site, you need to get over there and give it a look.  You will not be disappointed.

Now, on to the recipe...

Grilled Ouzo Shrimp

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil1/2 cup ouzo (Greek liqueur) or anise liqueur
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (got to be fresh)
1/4 cup minced garlic
2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
2 lb. jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
Grape tomatoes

I can't stand Ouzo, so I made some modifications:

Substituted 1/2 cup of Mirin for the Ouzo
Instead of the red pepper flakes, I used 2 tsp of siriracha sauce

Everything else is the same...

I did marinade the whole 6 hours...

I threw some bacon wrapped asparagus on the side.  No oil, just throw on the grill as is.  When the bacon gets crispy on one side, flip.  When that side gets crispy, put on indirect heat and serve when the rest is ready.  Good stuff...

Even threw on a cheap $5 lobster tail that was part of the seafood sale...

This shrimp was everything Rueben advertised and more.  4  thumbs up from me and the wife.  The grape tomatoes compliment the garlicy flavor of the shrimp.  The lemon juice with a slight hint of thyme bring the honey and mirin together.  They tasted even better for lunch the next day.

Ruben, this one is a winner.  We will be doing this again for sure...




  1. Bill, thanks for the great review and that is all due to the wonderful grilling job you did with the recipe. Looking at your pics just makes me want to spark up the grill.

    So glad that you and the wife enjoyed it!!

    Rueben from Guam

  2. Rueben, this will be an entry in a contest in 1 week. We'll let you know how it goes.

    Thanks again,


  3. very interesting blog for me and good information thanks :-)
    marinated grilled shrimp