1 teaspoon grated fresh root ginger
16-20 raw tiger shirmp, peeled and deveined
1 garlic clove, crushed
Chopped fresh mint, for sprinkling
Grated zest of 1/2 lime and juice of 1 lime
Sweet chili sauce, for dipping
Salt and ground black pepper
With fresh, zesty flavor, these simple skewers make a great informal appetizer to serve with drinks. For a more formal first course, serve the skewers on a lightly dressed salad.
Soak twelve short bamboo skewers in water for 10 to 20 minutes. Mix the ginger, garlic and lime zest and juice in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper.
Add the shrimp, toss to coat them in the seasonings, and cover. Chill for about 5 to 10 minutes.
Preheat the broiler, or heat a ridged griddle pan. Thread the shrimp lengthwise onto the end of each skewer. Arrange the shrimp on the broiler pan or griddle and cook for about 1 minute on each side, until pink and cooked throughout.
Transfer the cooked shrimp to a platter and sprinkle with mint. Serve immediately, with the chili sauce for dipping.