Sunday, March 25, 2012

Outback's Shrimp on the Barbie

I am on the prescatarian diet these days. If you don't know what this diet entails, it is the beginning stages to become vegan. You pretty much just don't eat land animals and you can or cannot eat eggs and dairy depending on your preference. Let's just say I EAT it! Also, you can only have whole wheat grains but are allowed to have fish. Jd doesn't like fish so I had to trick him into eating some by spicing up some shrimp! I love Outback's Shrimp on the Barbie appetizer and found the amazing recipe. Not only am I now obsessed with eating shrimp via this recipe on a weekly basis, Jd LOVES it too! Who would have thought? If any of you like or LOVE have to try this bad boy out. And YOU'RE WELCOME in advance!

Shrimp on the Barbie


  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 dash ground allspice
  • 6 large shrimp, thawed if frozen
  • fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • minced fresh parsley


  1. Get the grill very hot with the highest heat setting possible.  If you’re using a charcoal grill, they’re ready as soon as the coals are covered in white ash.
  2. Mix together the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, chili powder, sugar, cayenne pepper and allspice in a small bowl.
  3. If the shrimp still have their shells on, remove them, leaving a small bit at the tail.
  4. Remove the black vein running down the back of the shrimp.
  5. Run a skewer through the middle of the shrimp (not lengthwise).
  6. Continue to do this with each shrimp until you have 6 on each skewer.  The shrimp should be nestled together with each other.
  7. Lay the shrimp on a plate and squeeze fresh lemon juice onto them.
  8. Liberally brush the shrimp with melted butter.
  9. lightly sprinkle the seasoning over the shrimp, being careful to not use too much.
  10. Place the shrimp on the grill with the seasoning side down.
  11. Brush more melted butter on the shrimp as it cooks on the grill and sprinkle this side with the seasoning as well.
  12. Cook for approximately 3 minutes and flip.
  13. Cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until nicely browned.
  14. Remove the shrimp from the grill and serve them on or off the skewers.
  15. Sprinkle lightly with fresh parsley.

The shrimp on the skewers

Asher helping daddy grill and being messy

All done!

The chard parts are the yummiest!!!

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