Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Shrimp with Mint Dipping Sauce Recipe

  • 1/4 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds large uncooked shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 2 cups (packed) fresh mint leaves
  • Metal skewers
  1. Mix brown sugar, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons oil, lemon peel, cayenne pepper, and salt in medium bowl to blend. Add shrimp and stir to coat. Let marinate 30 minutes or up to 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, place mint, remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, and remaining 1/2 cup oil in processor. Blend until mint is finely chopped and mixture is smooth, scraping down sides occasionally. Season mint dipping sauce with salt.
  3. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Thread shrimp onto skewers. Grill shrimp until just cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Serve with mint dipping sauce.