Grilled Apricot Spiced Shrimp

by Alice Currah on July 8, 2013. Updated July 9, 2013

If you live in Seattle then you how miserable it can be during the summer when temperatures reach nearly 80 degrees or higher inside one’s home.  The reason for this is because most homes are not designed or built with hot heat in mind.  Poor ventilation without fans to push the hot air out means homes acting as if they are ovens.  The temperature indoors can reach at least 20 degrees hotter than it is outdoors which makes for one uncomfortable experience.  As far as cooking is concerned you can just forget about it.  Ovens remain off and finding refuge in air conditioned spaces or enjoying the outdoors become priority.

But if you own a grill, cooking outdoors with a pitcher of nice cold iced tea or lemonade can be a great way to enjoy a family dinner out home.  Today I have a great quick and easy grilled shrimp recipe which only takes a couple of minutes to prepare and grilling time is also minimum.  This is the beauty of cooking shrimp – fast and easy.

Seasoned with a blend of spices, apricot jam, and cider vinegar, the combination of this spiced glaze is both a little sweet and tangy which works beautifully with shrimp.  Not overpowering in the least bit, these skewers are perfect to add to a nice salad for the perfect outdoor meal.

On a side note, we’re away on vacation this week but I’ll be posting photos on Instagram (@savorysweetlife)  if you’re interested in following our adventure.

Grilled Apricot Spiced Shrimp
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Serves: 2-4
A quick and easy shrimp recipe.
  • Apricot preserves
  • Olive oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Curry powder
  • Garam masala powder
  • Ginger powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Shrimp (size 31/40), shells removed and deveined
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  1. The complete recipe can be found on Alice’s PBS Parents column today.
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Sheila July 8, 2013 at 10:52 am

Oh these look so flavorful and amazing!


Renan Ferrer July 8, 2013 at 11:50 am

I made this recipe a few weeks ago. It was excellent. Shrimp are tasty anyway. Opened my appetite! Cheers!


Hal July 8, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Went to the website to get the recipe but only shows the Ingredients but not how too. Am I missing something?



Auntiepatch July 8, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Nothing but ingredients – TWICE -


Nessa July 8, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I think there’s a problem with the directions. Looks great though!


nancy July 8, 2013 at 8:33 pm

please sign me up for email if possible?



Alice Currah July 9, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Sorry for the inconvenience everyone. Link has been fixed.


Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy July 11, 2013 at 9:15 am

These shrimps look divine! I could eat all of them….


Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste July 11, 2013 at 2:46 pm

These are absolutely stunning, Alice! Thanks so much for sharing and I can’t wait to try them. Pinned!


Metabolic cooking July 12, 2013 at 5:02 am

Delicious! thank you for recipe!


Litia July 12, 2013 at 5:03 am

You are awesome !


Paleocookbook July 14, 2013 at 11:36 pm

These look great.A tasty healthy dish.


Paintings Guy July 16, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Apricot spiced? That’s a new one! However, they sound and look amazing, good to see you do such interesting recipes!


Laura July 18, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Simple and delicious! Stay cool!


Chris Caldwell July 19, 2013 at 12:40 pm

This makes me laugh! It is so hard to explain to outsiders how hot it is when the thermometer only says 85 degrees outside! I feel like there should be an alternative to the “heat index” that relates actual temperature to how well the average local home is equipped to deal with it: “OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON. 90 DEGREES. FEELS LIKE: 110″


Francis Boyle July 22, 2013 at 7:35 am

Those are really nice and juicy shrimps. I tried them with some Indian Curry. Added that extra spice and zest to the dish, used the curry as a dip.


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Sally Sturm September 2, 2014 at 9:27 am

Can you please post the directions to this recipe since the link does not work?


Sally Sturm September 2, 2014 at 9:28 am

Can you post the directions to the Grilled Apricot Spiced Shrimp recipe since the link no longer works? Thank you!


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