old bay grilled shrimp
I’m reading this book right now called Gone Girl which is completely captivating. Thank you to both my sister and a good friend for immediately responding to my Facebook query of what book I should read when I went to the beach. I trust them both for their book tastes, so Gone Girl it was and ignoring my children on the beach so I could finish the chapter it was as well!
Without giving anything away, I will tell you that the girl in the book writes quizzes for magazines. You know, the kind you used to do with your friends to find out how to make the boy next door notice you or to find out what kind of roommate you will be. So I thought I’d do a little quiz for you to see if you knew why it took me so long to post this shrimp recipe even though I made it over 2 weeks ago.
A. I made these when it was 106 degrees outside at 4pm in the hot blazing sun and I have been suffering from dehydration and temporary insanity ever since.
B. Upon returning from the party where I served the shrimp, the electricity immediately went out for 5 days. No phone, no computer, no internet, and no food…everything gone in all 3 of my fridges :(
C. I’ve been out of town since making the shrimp and my husband is too cheap to buy me a laptop, so I can’t do any writing while I’m away.
D. I’ve been drinking copiously since I made the shrimp, so nothing I’ve written has made any sense.
E. All of the above.
If you chose E, you are correct.
It has been a crazy 2 weeks to say the least, but I have not forgotten about these dear little shrimp which are so delicious and the perfect summer appetizer for any get together.
what you need:
2 pounds peeled and deveined RAW shrimp
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup old bay seasoning
what to do:
heat grill to med-high.
Let me just say this: Old Bay is the only way to go. You can find it anywhere and please don’t substitute for it. I don’t work for them, but I should. I heart Old Bay.
rinse and dry your shrimp (mine didn’t have tails, but if yours do, that’s fine too)
in a large plastic bag, combine shrimp, olive oil and Old Bay. Seal the bag and then mix around with your hands to combine.
place shrimp on grill for 6 minutes, flipping them after 3.
remove them, place them on a serving platter and serve with the spicy dunk sauce or, if you have to, with a jarred cocktail sauce.
serve and enjoy!