Sunday, March 6, 2011

Barbecue Shrimp

I love Sundays! This morning after church we spent about 2 hours walking around Costco and tasting all of the samples. We also picked up the ingredients for a treat of a dish tomorrow night and the next few weeks. After Costco, we picked up our friend who is an international student at Vanderbilt, Shuai. He's from China. They connect the international students with local families to try to immerse them in our culture while they're in the United States. He's from a coastal city in China so I made the Barbecue Shrimp. 

I bought the headless, shell on shrimp from the freezer section because that was what was on sale at Kroger. A 2 lb bag was $7.99. I let them thaw overnight last night in the fridge. 

This is a super easy recipe and if you did a taste test with Mr B's Barbecue shrimp you wouldn't be able to tell too much of a difference, but your waisteline could. I looked up their recipe on-line, it has 2 sticks of butter in it. No wonder it's so delicious. Holly's recipe has no butter, consider yourself safe to sop up all of the drippings with bread. 

Mix all ingreadients into one large pan, boil, then add shrimp. Easy as that. 

We all soaked up all of the sauce at the bottom of the bowl with some ciabatta bread. They went very well together. Shuai altered his dish a little with about 2 tsp of cracked red pepper. He likes his food very spicy.

After much explaining of the rules, and some serious contemplating by Shuai, he gave it two thumbs up. Sous chef gives it one. 

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