Rum-Glazed Shrimp

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These rum-glazed shrimp make a great accompaniment to some Cuban black beans and rice and a side of plantains. The shrimp may also be broiled.


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1 Hr 55 Min
10 Min


  • 2 1/2 lb
    fresh shrimp, large (peeled with tails intact)
  • 6 Tbsp
    rum (gold preferred)
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil or olive oil
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    cider vinegar

How to Make Rum-Glazed Shrimp


  1. Peel shrimp, leaving tails intact. Place shrimp in a bowl with 4 tbsp. rum along with lemon or lime juice, oil, garlic, salt, pepper; toss to coat thoroughly. Cover and marinate in the fridge for up to 1 hour.
  2. Combine brown sugar, vinegar, and remaining 2 tbsp. rum. Thread shrimp onto skewers and lightly brush with brown sugar glaze.
  3. Grill over medium hot fire, brushing with additional glaze until shrimp are opaque, about 3 minutes on each side or until done.

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About Rum-Glazed Shrimp

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Cuban
Dietary Needs: Low Fat Dairy Free Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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