Recipe Box, Grilled Rum Glazed Coconut Shrimp

Have I mentioned how much I dislike hurricane season?

Yeah, so here we go again…but Gordon is mostly a rain event and I am cozy in my house with everything secured outside, and enjoying some alone time after an incredible weekend with extended family

We spent the weekend celebrating HH’s life, sharing lots of laughs and wonderful sweet memories

HHjr installed a large flat screen TV in our gathering area under the house

We spent most of Saturday watching football, HHjr created an outdoor “man cave” complete with 2 tier seating!

He had several grills going, 4 racks of ribs and 2 pork butts to satisfy our game day hunger

While the adults watched football, the children were busy swimming, playing in the sand

Playing corn hole [bean bag toss]

And fishing!

On Sunday we had a beautiful memorial service at sunset on our boat in the Gulf waters and then I spent a quiet Monday relaxing with my immediate family

We enjoyed a simple dinner of grilled shrimp, marinated in coconut milk and rum

We did a take off of our favorite Coconut Shrimp with Orange Marmalade Sauce

We marinated the shrimp in coconut milk and coconut rum

Then we made a basting sauce with orange marmalade, soy sauce and coconut

After marinating all afternoon, the shrimp were put on skewers and seasoned with salt & pepper

After 5-6 minutes on a medium hot grill, dinner was ready  😋

There is nothing better than fresh Alabama wild shrimp

Grilled Rum Glazed Coconut Shrimp


  • fresh shrimp peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Coconut rum**
  • 1 cup orange marmalade*
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce*
  • 1/2 cup coconut shreds*
  • salt & pepper


  • Combine milk and rum in a large ziplock bag. Add shrimp and marinate 4-6 hours. Drain shrimp and thread on skewers. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Microwave marmalade for 1 minute to melt it down. Stir in soy sauce and coconut. Baste shrimp continually while shrimp is grilling over medium hot coals for 5-6 minutes until pink and just cooked through. Sprinkle with coconut shreds and serve with additional marmalade sauce if desired.


*make additional marmalade sauce for serving if desired
**substitute 1-2 tsp rum and or coconut extract for coconut rum if desired


Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, cards and sweet comments, I can never express how much it has helped me…

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19 Responses to “Recipe Box, Grilled Rum Glazed Coconut Shrimp”
  1. Jodi says:

    So happy you were surrounded with so much love and had opportunity for memorial service for HH. ❤️. Quiet time is good though likely difficult. Allow yourself to be sad and grieve. It is all part of what is needed. You are in my heart Jenna!

  2. Kitty says:

    What a special weekend for all of you. Memories and laughter help ease our grieving, Jenna. How very thoughtful of HHjr in installing the TV, and for helping with the grilling. I’m sure those kids with their happy faces brought much joy to you. I’d love to try your shrimp recipe. It sounds so easy and flavorful! Love and hugs to you, Jenna.

  3. Jenna, Those pictures of the children are so special and I am so glad you were surrounded by family. Thanks for sharing about the service for your HH. I don’t have words but please know I care. You always have the perfect words for every occasion so I feel inadequate.
    I am glad Gordon was mostly a rain event and has left your area now.
    That shrimp looks delicious! I’d like to try it.

  4. Julie says:

    Hi Jenna, yes it’s nice that you were able to spend time with your family during this time right now. I am so glad that you are safe from Hurrican Gordon. Yes, this time of year is very scary.
    The marinated grilled shrimp sound so good. I will have to try this maybe next summer. Thanks for the recipe.
    Have a good week.

  5. Rosie M. says:

    As soon as the coverage of Gordon started, I thought about you. I’m glad it was just a rain event and didn’t impact you too much. It sounds like your weekend was a fitting tribute to HH: family, football, good food and sweet happy children having fun. My heart, thoughts and prayers are still with you as this new phase of life begins. Feel the loving support around you as we followers send virtual hugs your way. Take care, Jenna.

  6. Jenna, I am so glad you had a fitting memorial for HH and that you were surrounded by your loving family. There isn’t a day that I don’t think of you. I know you have beautiful memories. Surrounded by those cute grands, I know brings joy! The shrimp looks delicious, wish I had some. Hugs❤️

  7. It sounds like a perfect weekend. I’m glad you were with your tribe. The shrimp looks just wonderful — rum and coconut milk? What’s not to love?! Sending hugs.

  8. Mary says:

    I was thinking about you over the Labor Day weekend Jenna. So glad you were surrounded by family and good food! Love your outdoor set up for grilling and game day! I bet the kids had a blast. Hoping Hurricane season is kinder to you this year. I’m keeping my eyes on Florence.♥

  9. Miz Helen says:

    What a gathering and all those precious children! Your Shrimp looks delicious and I sure wish you could pass the platter, I can almost taste them. You’al take care you have another storm coming your way. Thanks so much for sharing with us on Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  10. Nancy Neumann says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Jenna. What a fitting memorial tribute to HH. My deepest sympathy to you. Love, Nancy

  11. Cyndi Raines says:

    So glad you have such a great family /friend support system. Your food sounds DELISH, especially with ribs, pork butt roasts AND shrimp,oh my! I’m licking my chops. Will pin this as I really do like coconut shrimp, so would like to try this. Glad no major issues with Gordon. Peace and grace to you as you take it one day at a time. ♥️

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