One of my favorite dishes in the world is New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp. If you’ve never had it, you should know it isn’t really barbecued at all. Rather, the shrimp are seasoned with herbs and spices and then cooked in compound butter and beer, amongst other things. Served in the shell and with crusty bread, you’ll soon lose any sense of shame as you wolf down each spicy shrimp as quickly as you can peel them, no mind the sauce running down your arms (or chin).
These little lovelies are a bit different. While I didn’t want anything swimming in butter on such a hot summer day, I did want that flavor. And how can you go wrong with grilled shrimp? So I tossed together a marinade with many of the star ingredients found in barbecue shrimp, skewered the lot, and then threw them on the grill. The results, I must say, were delicious. Though they really can’t be compared to the real thing, these were loaded with flavor and perfect for a hot summer night. Crack open your favorite beer and enjoy!