Every cocktail party needs a standout, outré dish to rouse the taste buds. Enter these chic shrimps, skewered and lacquered in a spicy-syrupy blend of honey, curry and sambal. A splash of fish sauce adds unexpected depth in the form of mouth-puckering umami (more like “ooh, mommy!”). After these flavour bombs crash the party, your guests will be ready to celebrate from prawn till dawn.
With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 450°F (225°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Thread the shrimp onto the skewers, straightening them. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until cooked through.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, brown the sesame seeds in the oil. Add the honey, fish sauce, curry powder and sambal oelek. Bring to a boil and reduce the glaze for 5 minutes or until syrupy. Keep warm.
Brush the glaze on the shrimp while still hot and serve immediately.
Recipes with the "Healthy Pick" stamp have been evaluated by a registered dietitian member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec.