SHRIMP SKEWERS WITH TREE TOMATO BBQ SAUCE 500 grams raw shrimp bamboo skewers, soaked salt & pepper to taste grapeseed or canola oil, for searingFor the Tree Tomato BBQ Sauce: 400 grams tree tomato, peeled and quartered 350 ml. pork or chicken broth 90 ml. soy sauce 15 ml. mirin 25 ml. fish sauce 90 grams ground panela or brown sugar 75 ml. tomato ketchup
Instructions: 1. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and assemble the skewers
2. Placing 4 to 6 shrimp (depending on size) on each skewer, piercing the head and the tail of each shrimp.3. To make the tree tomate bbq sauce, place all the ingredients, except for the brown sugar, into a blender and process for 2 minutes on medium speed.
4. Pour the sauce directly into a medium saucepan and cook over high heat until it boils. Add the brown sugar (or panela) and stir to dissolve. Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce cook for 15 to 20 minutes.5. Strain the sauce and discard the seeds from the tree tomato.
6. To cook the skewers, heat a heavy bottom frying pan on high heat until hot; sear the shrimp skewers with the oil for one minute on each side.7. When searing the second side, brush the shrimp with the bbq sauce. Serve the shrimp skewers with additional bbq sauce on the side.
8. The skewers can also be cooked on the bbq grill or plancha.