Grilled New Orleans-Style Shrimp
I love shrimp! You peel as you eat, but very tasty! Prep time includes grilling. From Gourmet.
- Ready In:
- 1 1⁄2 lbs large shrimp (21 to 25 per lb)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 7 wooden skewers (12-inch)
- lemon wedge
- Snip shells of shrimp with scissors down middle of back, leaving tail and first segment of shell intact.
- Make an incision along length of back where shells are cut and devein, leaving shells in place.
- (Shells will prevent shrimp from becoming tough on outside when grilled.) Toss shrimp with oil, garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and marinate at cool room temperature 15 minutes.
- While shrimp marinate, prepare grill for cooking.
- If using a charcoal grill, open vents on bottom of grill, then light charcoal.
- Charcoal fire is medium-hot when you can hold your hand 5 inches above rack for 3 to 4 seconds.
- If using a gas grill, preheat burners on high, covered, 10 minutes, then reduce heat to moderately high.
- Heat butter, chili powder, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small heavy saucepan over moderately low heat, stirring, until butter is melted, then remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.
- Thread 4 or 5 shrimp onto each skewer and grill, covered only if using a gas grill, turning over once, until just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes total.
- Push shrimp off skewers into a bowl, then pour butter mixture over them and toss to combine well.
- Cooks' note: Shrimp can be broiled on a broiler pan 6 inches from heat, turning over once, about 6 minutes total.
- Makes 4 main-course servings.
MY PRIVATE NOTES
Add a Note
JOIN THE CONVERSATION