Molasses Shrimp

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Molasses Shrimp


*Yields 8 servings

  • 6 Tbsp fancy molasses
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • ½ cup rum
  • 2 limes, zested
  • 32 uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • fine sea salt
  • 8 metal skewers or 8 wooden skewers soaked in water at least 1 hour


  1. Combine molasses, ginger, rum and lime zest in medium bowl and stir to blend for about 20 seconds. Thread 4 shrimp onto each skewer. Cover separately and chill.
  2. DO AHEAD: Glaze and shrimp can be made 8 hours ahead.
  3. Preheat barbecue to medium-high.
  4. Sprinkle shrimp with sea salt. Place 3 Tbsp glaze in bowl and set aside. Brush shrimp with some of remaining glaze.
  5. Grill shrimp until just opaque in center, brushing occasionally with glaze, about 2 minutes per side.
  6. Drizzle with reserved glaze and serve.

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