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Honey-Sesame Grilled Shrimp

2 1/4 lbs. uncooked jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined

For the marinade/glaze:
1/4 C. Asian sesame oil
1/4 C. rice wine or dry sherry
1/4 C. soy sauce
2 T. honey
2 cloves garlic, crushed with the side of a cleaver
2 1/4-inch-thick piece fresh ginger, sliced and flattened with the side of a cleaver
2 trimmed scallions, the white part flattened with the side of a cleaver and the green part finely chopped
1 T. sesame seeds, plus
1 T. for serving, toasted in a 325F. oven until light brown
1 to 2 T. of your favorite hot sauce
1/2 tsp. Chinese five-spice powder (optional)

Combine marinade ingredients in a large bowl; whisk until honey dissolves. Stir in shrimp. Marinate 30 minutes.

Preheat grill or broiler to high. Drain shrimp in a strainer over a saucepan. Boil marinade until thick and syrupy, about 4 minutes. Thread shrimp on skewers and place on the grill (or under broiler) until cooked through, 2 minutes per side, basting with marinade. Transfer shrimp to a platter. Sprinkle with the scallion greens and sesame seeds. Serve at once.

Serves: 6.


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