Coconut Lime Shrimp Skewers
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon freshly grated lime zest
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 can (14 oz.) coconut milk
2 pounds large shrimp (26 to 30 per lb.), peeled and deveined
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Fresh lime wedges for squeezing
1/2 cup toasted, sweetened shredded coconut
Prepare 1 hour to 1 day ahead
A squeeze of lime adds zing and toasted coconut contributes crunch to this easy make-ahead crowd-pleaser. You can marinate the shrimp for anywhere from one hour to one day. You'll need at least 24 wooden skewers (6 in.).
1. In a medium bowl, combine ginger, garlic, lime zest and juice, and coconut milk. Add shrimp, tossing to coat, and chill, covered, at least 1 hour and up to 1 day.
2. Meanwhile, soak skewers in water. Prepare a grill for high heat (450° to 550°). Push 2 or 3 shrimp onto each skewer in a "C" shape (through each end); cook, turning once, until flesh has just turned pink and is slightly charred, about 3 minutes on each side.
3. Arrange skewers on a serving platter and sprinkle evenly with salt, a squeeze of lime juice, and coconut. Serve with extra lime wedges on the side.
Thayer Allyson Gowdy