Send your kids to Grandma's and throw yourself a BBQ! Your friends will love this Drunken Grilled Shrimp recipe.
1 1/2 to 2 lb. peeled, deveined large Shrimp - thawed
1 1/8 cups vodka (try lemon or lime flavored for a tasty twist)
1/8 tsp. Salt, crushed (fine)
pinch of red pepper
1/8 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1/2 of an onion, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, crushed or chopped fine
1 aluminum foil type pizza pan (disposable)
Combine butter, onion, and garlic in pan over medium heat on grill. Saute until brown, then add vodka and Shrimp. (Vodka should almost cover Shrimp completely.) Liberally add spices to Shrimp at beginning. Continue to cook over medium heat until alcohol cooks off (approximately 15-20 minutes). Close grill often!! Shrimp is done when dark brown with pink inside.
Hints: If Shrimp cooks too fast, reduce heat or drain small portion of liquid off. Also, poking holes in pan after liquid cooked off adds a smokier taste. Onions and garlic should be blackened and makes a good garnish.
Can substitute Cajun spice in place of red pepper, paprika, etc