I decided to grill shrimp the other night and I panicked when I realized I didn’t have any cocktail sauce. I started going through my refrigerator and cabinets trying to find some marinade or sauce to use. I had a whole bottle of Sriracha so I started searching the internet for recipes and every one I found included a few things I did have and other things I didn’t like lime juice, cilantro, cloves of garlic, basil, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. I decided to try using only a few of the ingredients in these recipes and just see how the sauce would taste. Turns out, the 5 ingredients I decided to use worked great and later I found that someone else (Neurotic Kitchen) had tested these ingredients too. This is a super easy way to make boring shrimp spicy and sweet. I served mine with rice and steamed veggies. The non-vegetable eater had rice, leftover steak, and green beans with his shrimp.
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons sriracha
1/4 cup honey
sprinkle of salt and pepper
This is enough marinade for about 35 shrimp. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and then taste. You may need more honey or salt to calm down the sriracha. Put your shrimp into the mixture and cover evenly. I made another batch for dipping sauce and it was also good on brown rice.
If you use skewers don’t forget to soak them in water for an hour before you place them on the grill. I placed the shrimp directly on my panini press and grilled them until the started to look opaque which was about 4 minutes.