Asian Inspired Grilled Shrimp

by Suzanne on September 19, 2012

in Savory

I recently made some purchases of some Asian condiments when we were on our trip in Florida that I’ve fallen in love with. One of my new beloved condiments that I love is Ponzu sauce, which is a Japanese soy sauce with citrus added to it. I have used soy sauce for years but I didn’t realize there was a better sauce out there called Ponzu sauce. I used this Asian dressing that I adapted from the Pampered Chef and used it as a marinade for the shrimp, then grilled them. They were really flavorful and good. You really need to give this marinade a try even if you don’t like shrimp try it on chicken.

I had to share more of our fun in Florida because it’s really the reason for all the seafood recipes lately. The photo below was in Fort Pickens, a state park and island just outside of Pensacola. I love these kind of beach fences, wish I would have had a better camera with me but my iPhone did pretty good considering it’s a point and shoot.

Dreamy isn’t it? Lucky folks who call this beach home.

Asian Inspired Grilled Shrimp

Asian Dressing and or marinade:
3 oz. rice vinegar
2 oz. Ponzu sauce
2 tsp. sesame oil
1 Tb. chopped fresh ginger
1 glove garlic pressed
2 tsp. honey
4 oz. of vegetable oil
about a pound of shrimp already deveined

Step 1: Pour all ingredients into glass jar and put lid on and shake well.
Step 2:  Pour about half the marinade over shrimp in a zip-loc bag or in a shallow dish and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
Step 3:  Get grill ready and put shrimp on skewers.  Cook shrimp on medium heat of grill for about 2 minutes on each side. If you leave on too long they will be  rubbery and tough.
Serve: with rice and vegetables or eat alone for garnish chop some fresh cilantro and toss on top and sweet chili sauce also found in the Asian section of groceries stores.

My daughter and her boyfriend chowing down eating crab and other seafood.

At the beach they had a Ferris wheel and I have to say I was not exactly excited about it. I’ve only been on one once at California Adventures at Disneyland  a few years ago and I was kind of scared then. This Ferris wheel was pretty darn neat, the little pods that you ride in were enclosed and air-conditioned(since we were in Florida). We got to go around 4 times and it was nice, but I didn’t look around much since I didn’t want to get sick or scream :).  The kids loved it and weren’t afraid at all except my daughter’s boyfriend and I. I had my husband take photos from the top.

 The sunset one night was absolutely breath taking.  As the sun sank deep it kept getting better and better. The view here to the west is of the bay. I could stare at this forever.

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1 Laura (Tutti Dolci) September 19, 2012 at 3:26 pm

This shrimp looks amazing, Suzanne! I need to track down some Ponzu to try!

2 Suzanne September 21, 2012 at 12:58 am

Thanks Laura, being that you live in Ca. I’m sure it won’t be hard to find Ponzu there.

3 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts September 19, 2012 at 5:05 pm

The shrimp look amazing! I love Ponzu sauce, so good!
Always like the pictures of your trip, looks gorgeous.

4 Lisa (AuthenticSuburbanGourmet) September 19, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Looks like a fun trip! Loving this dish and ponzu is one of my favorites! Delish dish and lovely photos!!!

5 Suzanne September 21, 2012 at 12:56 am

Thanks Lisa, I keep dreaming of being back in Florida so I have to keep looking at the photos :).

6 Nami | Just One Cookbook September 20, 2012 at 12:12 am

I’m so happy you like ponzu! It goes well with meat, seafood, veggies… a lot of things! The refreshing aftertaste is amazing. I love ponzu + sesame oil + rice vinegar combo and make salad dressing out of it all the time. Your shrimp looks so good! I’d need extra ponzu sauce on the side and dip the grilled shrimp too. 🙂 And your picture is so appetizing… Your red plate is perfect for this photo! And thanks for sharing the travel photos. I just remembered that I have a lot of pictures of myself posing like your daughter and her BF when I was 20s! LOL. I guess I enjoyed eating all the time… I miss summer just by looking at your photos!

7 Suzanne September 21, 2012 at 12:55 am

Thanks Nami, you are such a sweetheart. I used the ponzu all over that rice after the photo :)And I know what you mean about eating and photos I have lots like that too. I’ve always loved food!

8 baker street September 20, 2012 at 4:33 am

the shrimp looks incredible! I need to look for some ponzu to try it.

9 Suzanne September 21, 2012 at 12:53 am

Thanks, you will love it when you find it and try it out and then be wondering why you never knew about it.

10 Lora @cakeduchess September 20, 2012 at 8:59 am

I use ponzu in a lot of sauces. Such great flavor and really like this shrimp dish. Such pretty Florida photos:)

11 Suzanne September 21, 2012 at 12:53 am

I wish I had known about Ponzu sooner but I’ve already used like half a bottle in a month!

12 Sophie September 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm

A lovely daughter & a cute boyfriend, hey hey!

A lovely & tasty plate of fine seafoods!

13 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking September 21, 2012 at 9:04 pm

I’ve never been to Florida and hubby might have to go in a couple of weeks on a business trip to Miami and I’ve already planned a family quick vacation 😉
Lovely photos and the shrimp sounds delicious.

14 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) September 22, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I’ve been on a shrimp kick lately–this is right up my alley. I love the flavors you combined here, Suzanne.

Love the pictures, too!

15 Choc Chip Uru September 22, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Oh wow I have never seen shrimp cooked this way, t looks stunning 😀

Choc Chip Uru

16 Patty September 23, 2012 at 8:10 pm

I love all the flavors in your asian inspired grilled shrimp and I could enjoy this for dinner very easily;-)
Isn’t it wonderful how traveling inspires our cooking! Your vacation/beach photos have all been lovely, looks like everybody had a lot of fun;-)

17 Liz September 24, 2012 at 8:21 am

I need to hunt down some Ponzu sauce, too…your shrimp dish looks amazing! And I love that Ferris wheel shot 🙂

18 Terra September 24, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I recently discovered ponzu sauce too, and I adore it! What a lovely recipe, healthy, and full of delicious flavors:-) Hugs, Terra

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