Citrus-Apple Butter Glazed Shrimp

As I’ve mentioned before, in the summertime here on the Eastern Shore shrimp are often cheaper than chicken or pork. So, we like to make the most of them in the months that we can get them fresh. Needless to say I’m always looking for a new spin on them to try out in my kitchen.

So when I came across this recipe from Musselman’s for a citrusy spin on an almost-barbecue sauce, I couldn’t wait to try it. Super simple…apple butter, along with some freshly squeezed juice. I used lemon and orange, but lime would also be a great addition. I also added a little bit of garlic and red pepper flakes for a little extra kick.

Shrimp are skewered, then a quick cook and basting with the sauce on the grill – and dinner is done! The flavor of the sauce is great, and it has just enough sugar to lightly caramelize the edges of the shrimp – without drying it out, which is key. I’m thinking that bacon wrapped around the shrimp might also be a nice addition…

Definitely a keeper for those days I come home from the beach or boat super tired, and need something easy. Have a great weekend everyone!

Source: adapted from Musselman’s

Disclaimer: I received a grilling package from Musselman’s for my review. As always, all opinions are my own.

 

2 Comments

  1. Kim in MD
    Posted June 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM | Permalink

    This looks so delicious. I would never think to use apple butter with shrimp!

  2. Posted June 29, 2014 at 3:04 PM | Permalink

    I live on the ‘west side’ of the US on the water and this is shrimp time for us too. But I can’t say its cheaper than chicken. No matter. What a spectacular and simple and different recipe. Since I live in Washington—an apple state—its perfect from that angle too.

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