'But Why Is The Rum Gone?' Grilled Shrimp

'But Why Is The Rum Gone?' Grilled Shrimp

Sarah 7

"Do not marinate the shrimp longer than the indicated time. If you are using bamboo skewers, be sure to soak them in cold water for at least 30 minutes. I serve these with an orzo salad and grilled zucchini and squash."
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40 m servings 170 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 170 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 14g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 18.8 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 173 mg
  • 58%
  • Sodium:
  • 587 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Combine mint leaves, sugar, and shallot in a bowl; pound with a spoon to crush coarsely. Whisk rum and 1/4 cup lime juice into mint mixture to make a marinade. Stir lime zest into the marinade; season with salt and black pepper.
  2. Pour marinade into a resealable plastic bag. Add the shrimp, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate at room temperature 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  4. Remove shrimp from marinade and thread onto 6 bamboo or metal skewers, all facing the same way. Discard marinade.
  5. Cook the skewers on the preheated grill, turning frequently until nicely browned on all sides, and the meat is no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes. Drizzle 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice over the skewers to serve.


  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.



I have made these twice - the first time I made the mistake of using Malibu Rum - sounded like a good idea - WRONG! So I made them again using the correct rum and they were much better. The fa...

Very yummy and simple. It is exceedingly good chilled, as leftovers as well. You will need two limes for the zest and juice.