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'But Why Is The Rum Gone?' Grilled Shrimp

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"Do not marinate the shrimp longer than the indicated time. If you are using bamboo skewers, be sure to soak them in cold water for at least 30 minutes. I serve these with an orzo salad and grilled zucchini and squash."
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40 m servings 170
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Combine mint leaves, sugar, and shallot in a bowl; pound with a spoon to crush coarsely. Whisk rum and 1/4 cup lime juice into mint mixture to make a marinade. Stir lime zest into the marinade; season with salt and black pepper.
  2. Pour marinade into a resealable plastic bag. Add the shrimp, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate at room temperature 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  4. Remove shrimp from marinade and thread onto 6 bamboo or metal skewers, all facing the same way. Discard marinade.
  5. Cook the skewers on the preheated grill, turning frequently until nicely browned on all sides, and the meat is no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes. Drizzle 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice over the skewers to serve.


  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 170 calories; 1 14 18.8 173 587 Full nutrition

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I have made these twice - the first time I made the mistake of using Malibu Rum - sounded like a good idea - WRONG! So I made them again using the correct rum and they were much better. The fa...

Very yummy and simple. It is exceedingly good chilled, as leftovers as well. You will need two limes for the zest and juice.

I now keep this pre-made marinade in my freezer for a quick fix. I've used white, coconut and spiced rum all with successful flavors, but spiced is my favorite. I usually just peel the shrimp ...

I made a major change to this, so take my review with a grain of salt. Instead of making the marinade as stated, I tossed the zest of 1 lime (not sure how much it yielded), mint, shallot, salt a...

I followed the recipe exactly as written. It was tasty, but too sugary. Next time I fix this recipe I will add less sugar.

Followed the recipe exactly. Served over white rice with a green salad and mojitos, of course! Delicious, wouldn't change a thing. Love the recipe name :)

The only the I changed was the name and called these Mojito Shrimp, because that's what the ingredients remind me of. Great marinade and leaves just enough sweetness to taste.