Grilled Shrimp w/ Cajun Butter

Cajun seasoned barbecue grilled shrimp with a spicy grilled shallot garlic beer butter.

TIPS & TRICKS FOR THE BEST GRILLED SHRIMP AND CAJUN BUTTER:

season aggressively: if you’re leaving the shell on for this dish season your shrimp aggressively because seasoning can be hard to latch on and when its time to eat and serve the seasoning that’s hanging on will coat your finger and the shrimps flesh as you peel it.

flip once they are pink: shrimp works quick. they are even quicker on the grill so have everything ready to go once you drop them on the grill. so have your plate ready, tongs to remove the shrimp and a hand to open the door.

grill your shallot: for this recipe i had the smoker already going so it wasn’t a big deal to pop the shallot into it but if you don’t have the smoker going feel free to remove the skin and grill the shallot like a onion till it develops some char.

removing the skin optional: the shell and the head are added flavor. but sometimes they can be a inconvenience to some or unappetizing to other.so if you go shell less make sure to grease the grill so they don’t stick.

don’t dump the marinade over the grill: as tempting as it may be to just dump the shrimp on to the grill don’t do that because the residual liquid at the bottom will spill onto your grill and could ruin your coals.

SIMILAR INGREDIENTS TO:

  1. CITRUS BUTTER SHRIMP SKEWERS
  2. BLOODY MARY SHRIMP COCKTAIL
  3. LEMON PEPPER SHRIMP W/ LEMON PEPPER RANCH

MAKE IT A SEAFOOD FEST! ENJOY THIS RECIPE WITH:

  1. SMOKED SALMON W/ SPICY SMOKED CHERRY SAUCE
  2. SEAFOOD ROLLS
  3. SOURDOUGH STUFFED BLACKENED SALMON W/ CRAWFISH MUSHROOM SAUCE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2-4lb Jumbo shrimp, head removed- shell on
  • 1TB Creole Seasoning
  • 1tsp Paprika
  • 4oz Beer
  • 1Tb Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1Tb Garlic Powder
  • 1tsp Onion Powder
  • 1tsp Gumbo File
  • 1tsp Black Pepper

Shallot Cajun Garlic Butter

  • 1c Salted Butter
  • 1 Shallot, smoked or grilled- minced like garlic
  • 15 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1Tb Creole Seasoning
  • 1tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1Tb Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1-2 Tb Hot Sauce
  • 4oz Beer

DIRECTIONS:

SEASON SHRIMP: Season shrimp with beer, onion, garlic powder, creole seasoning, gumbo file, paprika, old bay and paprika. Let marinade for 30 minutes prior to grilling

GRILL SHRIMP: Grill shrimp over your charcoal cook for 3 minutes total. Remove from the heat.

MAKE BUTTER: To make your butter melt half of your butter and saute the minced shallots and garlic till they lightly start to brown so for a bout 2 minutes. Once garlic and shallots are cooked. Season with beer, creole seasoning, cayenne, hot sauce, old bay. Add in the rest of the butter and let sit till butter is melted. Adjust heat to taste.

SERVE: Serve your shrimp hot off the grill, with your garlic shallot butter and some fresh lemon to cut the fat. ENJOY!

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