This recipe took a lot of time, but it was well worth it! I took this recipe from “Food” by Guy Fieri. I highly suggest making the Grilled Ketchup. The recipe is on this blog as well.
1 Tablespoon dried oregano
1 Tablespoon cumin seeds
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 pound shrimp (21/25 count), peeled, deveined, and butterflied
1 1/2 cups Grilled Ketchup (recipe on blog) or regular ketchup
12 ounces orange soda
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
3 Tablespoons hot sauce
1 English cucumber, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 2 cups)
2 avocados, pitted, peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 cup 1/2-inch-diced red onion
3 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
Lime and saltine crackers for garnish
1. FOR THE SHRIMP, mix all the ingredients except the shrimp in a resealable 1-gallon plastic bag. Add the shrimp and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to 6 hours.
2. Preheat the grill to medium-high. Remove the shrimp from the marinade and drain well. Discard the marinade. Grill the shrimp until opaque, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and refrigerate immediately.
3. FOR THE COCKTAIL MIXTURE, combine the ketchup, soda, lime juice, and hot sauce in a large bowl and mix until blended. Gently mix in the cucumber, avocado, onion, and cilantro.
4. Cut each shrimp into 4 pieces (in half, then each half in half). Stir the shrimp into the cocktail mixture.
5. Serve in martini glasses with slices of lime and saltine crackers.