Once up a time in Annapolis, while attending a conference, hubby and I went to a group dinner at the Chart House Restaurant where they served up an appetizer of grilled shrimp. It blew everyone away, it was just that good! Of course I asked the waiter what the marinade consisted of and seeing that I was neither in the restaurant business nor from the area, he shared what the marinade consisted of. After returning home to the suburbs of Chicago, as soon as the weekend came I bought shrimp and made it. I added just a little bit of cayenne for a touch of heat – try this recipe with or without, you’ll love it either way.
This recipe will serve a bunch of people as an appetizer. Cut it in half for 4 people or so.
If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, the shrimp is really good served cold too, and it really makes a great addition to a salad!
A Little Kick Old Bay Grilled Shrimp
- 2 pound extra jumbo shrimp 16/20 count
- ½ cup olive oil
- 6 garlic cloves minced
- 4 tsp chili powder
- 4 tsp Old Bay Seasoning original blend
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper or 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce
- 4 tsp Worchestershire sauce
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ tsp salt
- Peel and de-vein the shrimp and place in a large bowl.
- Mix the rest of the ingredients in a separate bowl to make sure they're blended really well. Then add it to the shrimp and mix it all really well. A silicon spatula works great for this. Make sure you're coating the shrimp well in the oil and seasonings.
- Marinate it in the refrigerator at least 15 minutes but no more than 1 hour. Every 15 minutes or so, give the shrimp another stir.
- Remove the shrimp from the fridge and skewer them, taking care not to crowd them or else they won't cook evenly. Flat skewers work best, because the shrimp won't spin when you turn it on the grill.
- Heat up your grill to around a medium-high temperature.
- Place the skewers directly on the grilling grate and grill them until they start to turn pink and curl, then flip them over and grill for another minute. Depending on the size of your shrimp, the total cooking time will be around 3 to 4 minutes.
- Serve hot!