June 1, 2008

Scrumptious Sunday: BBQ

Scrumptious Sunday Fourteenth Edition

Hosted by Mercedes Rocks

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Theme for Scrumptious Sunday

Fourteenth Edition

Sunday, June 1, 2008




Barbecue Shrimp

For the marinade:
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
32 large shrimp (about 1-1/2 pounds), in their shells

To make the marinade: In a small sauté pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the remaining marinade ingredients. Stir and allow to cool at room temperature.

Using a sharp knife split open the back of each shrimp and de-vein it. Place the shrimp in a large, resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly. Turn the bag to distribute the marinade, place in a bowl, and refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes.

Remove the shrimp from the bag and discard the marinade. Grill over Direct High heat until the shrimp are just opaque in the centre and firm to the touch, 2 to 4 minutes, turning once halfway through grilling time. Remove from the grill and serve warm or at room temperature with rice, if desired.


  1. I can taste these now - can't wait for warmer weather so I can make some!

  2. Invite me over for dinner when you make them :)

  3. mmmm ... I love shrimp! Thanks for sharing your recipe, Shannon.

  4. Shrimp is one of my favorite foods also.

  5. Oh thanks I've been looking for a good way to BBQ shrimp, will definitely try this over the summer months.
    My recipe is up @ The Cafe, yummy cilantro potato salad

  6. Oh I love shrimp! Thanks for the recipe. I'm going to try this! This looks so good. Very Scrumptious!

  7. Sassy..Thank you for visiting.

    Sandy...It is delicious!

  8. I absolutely love shrimp-any whick way I can get it-lol! Poor Jedd is allergic to shrimp-but not shellfish-weird huh? My sil is allergic to all shellfish! I will never forget when I had shrimp first in their little shells-it totally freaked me out-those legs-lol! Thanks for sharing with us and for visiting mine. YOU totally rock!

    Have a great day!

  9. You are very welcome Mere :) Thanks for visiting!


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