Grilled Shrimp Dim Sum


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Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

Grilling is not one of the primary cooking techniques in Chinese cuisine. But many Chinese dishes lend themselves to live-fire cooking. Consider the following shrimp dish, which is traditionally served as dim sum. Grilling the shrimp instead of deep-frying them has the dual advantage of heightening the flavor and reducing the fat.


  • 12 large shrimp
  • 12 scallions
  • 6 lean slices of bacon


  1. Peel and devein the shrimp (see the box). Trim the greens off the scallions, reserving them for another use, then trim off the roots; you should be left with approximately 2-inch sections of scallion white. Cut the slices of bacon in half