Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Jen's Now Famous Almost BBQ Shrimp

Not long ago we raided our friend Jen's recipe book for one that drives both husbands crazy during the non pumpkin season and last weekend decided that one good dish deserves another. Now this one wasn't nearly as famous as the pumpkin pie bars were but when you've got a hankering for shrimp, butter and a big delicious mess this is the one to turn to. If you can think of something better than a buttery shrimpy mess to top off a wildly busy and productive weekend we'd like to know about it! Why was our weekend wild, busy and productive you ask? We're glad that you did! If you remember waaaay back when we started, we go super excited about finally putting grass in the front yard (and no longer looking like the biggest hillbillies on the block). Well now we're only a few days away from being that excited about the back yard! We finally dug in (literally) and executed our plans for the yard. Grass, garden, garden fence, new BBQ, place to put outside stuff. Super excited. Also tired and sore, but excited none the less. We were actually completely wiped out on Sunday from Saturday when it came to chow down with Dan and Jen and our friends Brooke and Scott. Saturday Dan came over and we spent the day building our garden fence, then ran to Charisse's grandmother's 85th birthday party, then hustled off to Eric's hockey game which started at 11pm.

This is him playing on the left, and a tip for all the parents and spouses of hockey players: garage. Outdoor storage. Attic. All are good places to store hockey gear. Living room. Bedroom. Kitchen. All lousy places to store hockey gear because that hockey smell is considered by scientists to be among the worst smells every made by human beings. Eric got re-educated about this once, when after a late game he left his bag infront of the heater in the living room, intending to put it away in the morning. Que morning, wake up, turn on heater, turn on coffee, wash face, gag over awful smell permeating the house. Yuck. Anyways, Saturday was a long busy day and we did more work on Sunday (with slightly less limberness). On Monday it was very, very hard to wake up, but the thought of leftover buttery shrimp for lunch was a big motivator.

Jen's Now Famous Almost BBQ Shrimp
What you will need

4lbs Raw de-veined Shrimp
3 Sticks butter
2 sticks margarine
5oz Worcestershire sauce
2tsp Black pepper
10 Dashes Tobasco sauce
2 1/2 tbs rosemary
6 tbs lemon juice
1 1/4 parsley
1/4 tbs salt
1 1/4 paprika powder
3/4 tsp cayenne powder
1 1/4 garlic
1 1/4 oregano

Mix all ingredients in a medium pot and cook on medium until butter is melted. Pour into a baking dish and cover with foil. Bake at 375* for 30-40 minutes turning every 10 minutes. Cook until all shells are transparent.

Serve hot with lots of crusty french bread for soaking up sauce and a ton of napkins because after all that shrimp peeling your hands are going to get messy!

courtesy of Jen!


  1. Haha!! Hockey stuff does, indeed, smell foul! Oh, I'm headed for a life of nasty hockey equipment... I'm sure our future sons will want to play. But let's move on to things that are NOT foul-- these shrimp! Can't wait for the recipe!

  2. Sounds like a rich and flavorful dish :)

  3. This looks fabulous! And thanks for the morning laugh about the hockey gear...my youngest's shoes are often the culprit in our house :)

  4. Mmm, I love shrimp and love finding new ways to cook it. This looks great!

  5. oh yeah, I'd love a big bowl with a loaf of crusty bread...sounds and looks so incredibly tempting...once I get the thought of that smell out of my head ;) ha!

  6. I love seafood, and this recipe has some reminisce of a gumbo :) Thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. I was just saying that I'm craving shrimp and now this recipe comes along! I dated a hockey player for many years and it's true! He lived in a city studio apt :x I finally made him keep his gear at the rink. Isn't it just the emlliest sport ever?!


  8. And by emlliest, I mean smelliest :)


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