Grilled Shrimp in Apricot Hoisin Sesame Glaze

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger root
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 8 ounces hoisin sauce


  • 2 pounds large cleaned fresh shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic
  • 1/8 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  1. Glaze: Heat oil in heavy saucepan over medium high heat and sauté garlic, sesame seeds and ginger for 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in apricot preserves and hoisin. Reduce heat to medium Bring to simmer and reduce heat to keep warm.
  3. Shrimp: Toss shrimp with garlic, soy sauce and oil. Marinate up to 4 hours.
  4. Skewer shrimp and grill over hot coals until just done, about 2 minutes per side.
  5. Remove shrimp from skewers to heatproof bowl and pour glaze over. Toss to coat.
  6. Serve warm or cold.

Serves 8 or up to 24 as an appetizer.