Shrimp On The BarbieEstimated Cost:  $13.00

Prep Time:  20 minutes

Grill Time:  6 minutes

Serves:  4

Yum Factor:  TBA

Grilled shrimp is probably my favorite way to enjoy one of my favorite foods. It took me quite a bit of trial and error but I think this recipe has become the peoples-choice in my home.

24 extra lg. shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbs. Old Bay Seasoning
1 Tbs. brown sugar
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. cumin

1. Thread the shrimp onto skewers. If you are using wood skewers, be sure to soak them in water for 15 minutes before threading.

2. In a small sauce pan, over low heat, melt the butter with the minced garlic.

3. In a small bowl combine the Old Bay Seasoning, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and cumin.

4. Brush one side of the skewered shrimp with the melted butter. Sprinkle half the spice mixture over the buttered shrimp. Grill over medium heat for 3 minutes, butter side down. Brush uncooked side of shrimp with butter and sprinkle with remaining spice. Flip and grill an additional 3 minutes. Shrimp should be pink.

Mike’s comments:

I think the real key to getting this recipe spot-on is the Old Bay Seasoning. Chances are good you might not have any in your pantry. Old Bay Seasoning is an excellent addition to your spice collection. It can be used to enhance the flavor of countless dishes.