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Grilling Recipe: Summer Jumbo Shrimp by Chef Adrianne

grilled jumbo shrimp recipe
Written by Jane Emery

Summer is grilling season.  There are so many beautiful culinary creations you can make using your barbeque grill. Here’s a great recipe you can cool down with from Chef Adrianne, the Executive Chef and owner of Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar, Host of Maximum Flavor Live on NBC’s 6 in the Mix, popular *cookbook author of four books, and founder of the Make it Count Foundation.

Executive Chef Adrianne Calvo

Executive Chef Adrianne Calvo

This quick and easy recipe will have your guests coming back for more. Boldy refreshing flavors:

Grilled Jumbo Shrimp + Kiwi, Green Apple and Green Chili , Mint Relish – Serves: 2

grilled jumbo shrimp recipe


6 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon paprika

canola oil, for brushing

1 tablespoon kiwi, peeled and minced

1 tablespoon green apple, peeled and minced

1/2 teaspoon jalapeno, seeded, deveined, and minced

1 teaspoon red onion, minced

1 teaspoon cilantro, minced

1 teaspoon mint, minced

1 teaspoon lime juice

1/8 teaspoon lime zest

1/2 teaspoon honey

kosher salt and pepper, to taste

sliced radish, garnish

sliced jalapeno, garnish

sliced kiwi, garnish


Preheat the grill to medium high. Rub the grill with canola oil to prevent sticking. On a clean work surface, season shrimp with garlic salt, pepper, and paprika. Place seasoned shrimp on preheated and oil grill. Grill 2-3 minutes on each side or until they become coral color and opaque. In a medium bowl, combine kiwi, green apple, jalapeno, onion, cilantro, and mint. Add lime juice, lime zest, honey and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside and allow flavors to come together. To plate, line a plate with sliced kiwi. Add grilled shrimp and top with relish. To garnish, top with sliced radish and jalapeno.

Side note: pairs will with a simple lemon aioli.

*Cookbooks by Chef Adrianne include Maximum Flavor (2005),  Chef Adrianne: Driven by Flavor Fueled by Fire (2008); #MaximumFlavorSocial (2014) and Play with Fire (2015). Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar opened in 2007 and has won numerous prestigious awards including Best Restaurant Miami and Best Chef Florida. Monthly, the restaurant holds its signature event, Dark Dining, where guests are blindfolded for a sensual experience eliminating one sense in order to enhance another, providing maximum flavor.

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