Aug 1, 2008

N'Awlins Barbecue Shrimp Recipe from Weber's Big Book of Grilling™ by Jamie Purviance and Sandra S. McRae

Rating: 5 stars

1 Reviews

Serves: 4 // Prep time: 20 minutes | Grilling time: 2 to 4 minutes

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • .25 oz fresh thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 lemons

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 1.5 lb large shrimp (21/30 count)

Oil and Spices

  • .25 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • .25 tsp ground turmeric
  • .5 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp paprika


  • .5 cups unsalted butter



  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric

  • 1½ pounds large shrimp (21/30 count), left in their shells


  1. In a small sauté pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the garlic and cook until soft, 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and add the remaining marinade ingredients. Stir and allow to cool to room temperature.

  2. Using a sharp knife, split open the back of each shrimp and devein it. Place the shrimp in a large, resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly. Turn the bag to distribute the marinade, place in a bowl, and refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes.

  3. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat (450° to 550°F).

  4. Remove the shrimp from the bag and grill the over direct high heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until the shrimp are just opaque in the center and firm to the touch, 2 to 4 minutes, turning once. Remove from the grill and serve warm or at room temperature with rice, if desired.

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Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

Jul 15, 2013

David C

Messy but good

The recipe is simple to prepare and quick and easy to grill. The result is a little messy to eat but, then, that's half the fun. Delicious.

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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