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Sugar and Spice Baked Shrimp


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup Hennessy Cognac
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 large clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 large spoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder from cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • A touch of vegetable oil
  • 4 large shrimp, peeled, with tail

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  1. Heat oven to 500 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, salt, pepper, garlic, ginger, cayenne, Hennessy, thyme, turmeric and flour.
  3. Grease large baking sheet with vegetable oil. Pour the shrimp in the sugar mixture and place on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes or until the sugar is caramelized.
  5. Remove the shrimp from the oven, turn over with a spatula and squeeze the lime juice and Grand Marnier over them.
  6. Place on a platter and serve.