Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Barbecued Shrimp

 Photo from Epicurious

Last week while surfing some of my favorite blogs I stumbled across this recipe from Urban Comfort.   This story that accompanied this post is heartfelt and wonderful, coupled with the fact that this is an easy weekday meal that came together in minutes... oh yes and it is delicious.   Thanks so much for posting it for all of us...

Barbecued Shrimp
Story and recipe from Urban Comfort
(Serves 2)

1 lb of shrimp with shells still on

Seasoning Mix:
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano

1 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup of clam juice (I used fish stock)
1/4 cup of beer, room temperature
1/4 lb plus 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (I only used one stick, trying to be good)

Rinse the shrimp and drain, set aside.   In a small bowl combine the seasoning mix.  Combine 1 stick (8 Tablespoons) of butter, garlic, Worcestershire and seasoning mix in a large skillet over high heat.   When butter has melted add the shrimp.   Cook for 2 minutes, shaking the pan (versus stirring).   Add the remaining 5 tablespoons of melted butter and the clam juice; cook and shake the pan for 2 more minutes.   Add the beer and cook and shake the pan 1 minute longer.   Remove from heat.

Serve immediately in bowls with lots of french bread to lap up the sauce with.   YUM.    (PS... it is spicy... with just the perfect amount of kick, but probably too spicy for kids)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the mention. I'm glad you enjoyed them!