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Game Day Eats-Drunken Shrimp Skewers
Sep 23/16

Game Day Eats-Drunken Shrimp Skewers Posted by: Hedi Hemenway | 0 Comments

Can't make it to the game so you've invited over friends to watch on TV? The good news is that you can sit back and enjoy the action without having to stand in long lines for the bathroom, food, and drinks. So stock up the fridge with your favorite beer and fire up the grill. Here is an easy, hassle-free game-day grilling plan that is sure to score big.

Drunken Shrimp Style Skewers


Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 20 to 30 minutes 1 cup vodka 1 cup citrus juice made from freshly squeezed orange, lime, and lemon juice 1/4 cup peeled ginger, chopped 1/2 clove garlic, finely minced Sugar, to taste 1 cup miso paste 1/2 cup light cooking oil, preferably sesame, canola, or vegetable 1 pound small shrimp, rinsed, shells intact 1/2 pound bay scallops


Soak skewers in water for 45 minutes. In a mixing bowl, combine vodka, citrus, ginger, garlic, sugar, and miso paste and whisk until mixed. Slowly whisk in oil until smooth. Pour marinade over unpeeled shrimp and scallops. Cover and let marinate in refrigerator for 45 to 60 minutes. Skewer shrimp and scallops (4 to a skewer is optimal) and place on grill over direct heat. Allow tails and legs of shrimp to slightly blacken before turning. Scallops should brown slightly before turning.



Add some vegetable skewers to the grill, and serve rice and sweet slaw to complete the meal. Game on!


By Paula Martin
Paula Martin was born and raised in Arkansas and received her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of New Orleans. She is a writer, teacher, mom, barefoot trail runner, martial artist, and free-thinker always packed and ready for the next adventure. 



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