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Yummy in my tummy - Honey Grilled Shrimp!

May 6, 2007 - 9:27 AM

On Friday night, I ate the most yummy thing I have ever made and I am also completely ignoring the calories consumed.

For some reason I have been trying different recipes with shrimp lately. Just frozen, cooked shrimp from the grocer, either in a bag or from their counter, nothing fancy from the shrimp side of things, just different recipes. Some recipes have been stir fried, some deep fried, etc. This last recipe I found (at by Kendra) and made was divine! And OH so easy! Even if you are not a big shrimp fan you will like this one. (And if you are a big shrimp fan you will love this one!)

Honey Grilled Shrimp

1/2 t garlic powder (salt, minced, whatever you have, I used powder.)
1/4 T ground black pepper (I used more and fresh cracked, and I also added fresh cracked sea salt.)
1/3 c Worcestershire sauce
2 T dry white wine (cooking or drinking, whatever you have, I used cooking but will try drinking next time.)
2 T Italian salad dressing (I didn't have any so I used a white balsamic vinegar, I think I will stick with that for next time.)
1 lb large shrimp, peeled, deveined with tails attached (I used frozen from a bag, not the largest size but big enough for a skewer, which is important, I would use just about any kind next time as well.)

1/4 c honey
1/4 c butter, melted
2 T Worcestershire sauce


Mix together all the top 6 ingredients and toss the shrimp to coat. The say cover and refrigerate for an hour, I only did it for a half hour and it was still yummy. Preheat grill to high heat. Melt butter in bowl and add honey and worch... and stir well, set aside for basting. Then put shrimp on skewers. Crack more pepper on either side. Lightly oil grill grate. (I attempted to do this, it made big flames and just did it in a small area. I just used olive oil and put it on with a brush.) Grill shrimp. I basted on one side then put that side down and then basted the other side, closed the grill for 2 minutes came back, flipped and basted, grilled 2 minutes and repeated that whole basting/flipping process one more time. And yum, yum, yum!

They say you can grill on skewer with onions, peppers, mushrooms, but we just did shrimp with rice and veggies on the side. I am guessing this recipe feeds 4-5 but they said 3? 1 lb large shrimp is 50-60 in the sorta large size? I think in the jumbo size it'd be 25-30ish? Maybe they were guessing jumbo shrimp? I also think I may try out 2 basting recipes next time, one with butter and one with a butter substitute. I know for taste you can't beat butter, but for thigh's sake I am going to attempt something else.

Now you try it and let me know what you think! 

Response to Yummy in my tummy - Honey Grilled Shrimp!

  • Blakely said on May 6, 2007 - 10:28 AM

    We'll have to try this!! We love, love, love shrimp and recipes recomended by Dana!! The parmesan crusted tilapia that you posted a few months back is one of our favorites. We have it about once a week with parmesan risotto. YUM!!

  • Nancy said on May 6, 2007 - 11:19 PM

    Dude, I totally agree with Blakely...ditto on loving the tilapia. Knowing you are a bargain queen, Dane, do you have any suggestions on buying shrimp? (I don't know if I've ever bought it before!)

  • Dana said on May 7, 2007 - 8:29 AM

    Well, you girls will have to tell me what you think of this one! As for deals on shrimp, anything under $5/lb is a deal. Fareway generally has a good brand of shrimp that is in a 1 lb bag for $4.88, promising 50-60. Hyvee will sell a 2 lb bag (50-60/lb) for $10 but also has that on sale at times for $8.88. I have not been thorough on my search though since this is a new thing for me too, but those are what I have found thus far. Right now, I think I would try just about any brand if it was on sale. Just make sure whatever size the shrimp are that they can fit on a skewer. :)!

  • Nancy said on May 7, 2007 - 12:14 PM

    Thanks for the tips, Dane! One final question...after you defrost them, do you have to do anything else to them before you marinate them? (Rinse, etc., anything else I would be clueless about?)

  • Dana said on May 7, 2007 - 12:29 PM

    With frozen, deveined, cooked shrimp one way to defrost them (the way I have always done it) is to soak them in cold water for 5 minutes. I generally put my strainer in a bowl and run cold water over them for 5 minutes and then pull the strainer out and rinse them off one more time to make sure they are not ice anymore. They will still feel cold but will not have ice on them. Then I put them all in the marinade and coat really well and let sit until I am ready for them. That is about it. On the packages you buy they generally have a suggestion or two for defrosting as well. Happy shrimp eating! :)! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

  • Nancy said on May 7, 2007 - 6:59 PM

    Thanks, Dana :)

  • Blakely said on May 7, 2007 - 7:24 PM

    Fareway has Aqua-Star shrimp on sale this week. I just bought some today. It was a 51-60 bag for $3.99. We'll be trying this recipe in the next couple days...

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