Lemongrass and Sriracha Grilled Shrimp
July 08th, 2012 23 Comments

Lemongrass and Sriracha Grilled Shrimp

Lemongrass Grilled Shrimp
Lemongrass Grilled Shrimp pictures (2 of 5)

How’s your summer so far? I hope everyone has been busy firing out your grill, having endless pool parties, and more importantly, having a blast with your friends and family.

If you’re looking for new barbeque recipes and ideas, I wish to tempt you with my upcoming Asian-style BBQ recipes. Let’s start with this mouthwatering lemongrass grilled shrimp, spiced with Sriracha, and marinated with fish sauce, garlic, and jazzed up with a chili-calamansi (or lime) dipping sauce. Sounds so good already, right? But wait, my next two posts are Thai Chicken satay with peanut sauce and lobster roll!

Lemongrass Grilled Shrimp

This Vietnamese-style lemongrass grilled shrimp is extremely easy to make, but the taste is so amazing that you won’t believe they take less than 30 minutes to make. The highlight of the recipe is lemongrass—which imparts the distinct aroma and unique flavor to the grilled shrimp skewers. The fish sauce and garlic marinade further enhance the briny sweet taste of the fresh shrimp, and the spicy Sriracha lends that extra kick that everyone has grown to love.

Mr. Rasa Malaysia (who is unfortunately allergic to shrimp) kept saying “smell so good” as I eagerly removed the lemongrass grilled shrimp from my new grill. My friend gave me some fresh calamansi and I squeezed a little lit of the juice on the shrimp before serving….heavenly. You simply can’t go wrong with this lemongrass and Sriracha grilled shrimp recipe; I can say that very few grilled shrimp recipes tops this one.

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  1. Karen says:

    Looks absolutely mouthwatering. it’s past midnight here and now I want me some grilled shrimp!

  2. Yen Yen says:

    I just did this past weekend. I have guests who don’t take heat too well, so the Sriracha was left out but I added tamarind in the marinate. Delicious.

  3. NYMY says:

    anyway disagree these pictures are driving you crazy?! i am salivating looking at them now. i can smell the shrimp grill aroma oozing out my computer screen. must find grilled shrimp for lunch, with or without sriracha!!!

  4. aileen says:

    uhm…where’s the lemongrass?

  5. yohana juliana says:

    may I know how is Sriracha? If I change into tamarind, how much should I used? Thanks RM.

    • Sriracha is a spicy Thai chili sauce. You can use any spicy chili sauce that you like. Use more if you want an extra kick. I used only 1 teaspoon of Sriracha because it’s very spicy.

  6. Thank you! It looks amazing; I’m looking forward to making this (I can already taste it in my mind!)

  7. Thank you! It looks amazing; I’m looking forward to making this (I can already taste it in my mind!)

  8. Alergy Alternative says:

    For Mr Rasa Malaysia, substitute the shrimp with chicken wings on skewers.

  9. kathy says:

    mouthwatering….can’t wait to try this :)

  10. Diana says:

    Bee, can I substitute fresh lemongrass with lemongrass powder?

  11. I grow lemongrass – it goes perfectly with shrimp!

  12. Hilda says:

    Yay, this is a perfect appetizer with beer under the sunny sky :-)

  13. Elaine Yeh Lee via Facebook says:

    Wow…it look appetising and I can imagine it must taste yummy!

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  15. Tess Karsevar says:

    can I use chicken thigh for this recipe?

  16. Sereena says:

    This is fantastic!! Heaven on a stick- I didn’t have any sriracha so I substituted with 3 slashes of chilli- Tabasco and the prawns where divine’
    Favourite web site- thanks rasa for your glorious recipes :-)

  17. Maria Monroe says:

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