This BBQ shrimp recipe is sponsored.
Summer is Seattle’s season. The rainy days are infrequent and the sun is shining. And usually, the temperatures are delightful (except for this past weekend when it was over 100 in some parts of the city and just plain miserable, but I digress.) I had grand plans to grill BBQ shrimp OUTSIDE this weekend, but with the heat, the idea of standing next to a hot grill was not appealing at all even with a tall glass of Country Time Lemonade in my hand.
When Alan and I got married, one of our guests gave us a cast iron grill pan. Technically I’m not supposed to use it on my glass top stove, but I love the darn thing so much and I’m just super careful with it. I found out that it’s the perfect pan for grilling BBQ shrimp indoors. So if it’s unreasonably hot or the rain has come back to stay, I can still make an amazing grilled meal, indoors.
I’m all about making meals easy, and taking simple ingredients and making them more fun. If meals are complicated I have less time to spend with my family.
Making grilled shrimp is really easy, and the most important thing is not overcooking it, or it gets rubbery. Start with uncooked shrimp not just reheating it and you should have great results!
Simple BBQ Shrimp
1/2 pound fresh shrimp (remove shell, legs and devein)
1/2 bottle KRAFT Sweet Honey BBQ Sauce
You’ll also need:
gallon Ziploc bag
Make sure your shrimp is cleaned and carefully place 3-4 shrimp on each wooden skewer.Put your loaded skewers into a gallon Ziploc bag, using care not to puncture any holes. Pour the BBQ sauce into the bag, and gently massage the bag to coat all the shrimp.Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Preheat a cast iron grill pan on medium high heat. Using a grill brush, generously coat the pan with olive oil. Using tongs, place skewers in single layer on your pan. If you’d like, you can quickly brush more of your favorite BBQ sauce on your shrimp while they are in the pan.Cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the shrimp turn pink. Do not overcook!
The possibilities are endless with Kraft BBQ Sauces! Contains no high fructose corn syrup! The sauces have a new formula available in 8 great flavors. Check out the free digital cookbook for more inspiration.
To accompany your BBQ Shrimp for your Grilling In Night:
Side dishes like potato salad or cole slaw.
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese An obvious choice for the kids. Not pictured. You know what Mac and Cheese is, right?!
Steamed Corn on the Cob with Lime Butter (Mix lime juice with melted butter and brush on corn, then salt and pepper to taste)
Kool-Aid Slushies – (from the Kool-Aid container) Mix 1 cup water with 1/2 cup KOOL-AID drink mix. Add 1 cup ice and blend. Add 2 more cups of ice and pulse until smooth. Makes 3 1/2 cups
Jello-O (Traditional or Jigglers) – Now, technically these are for the kids, but I’ll confess, I love jigglers too! Follow the directions on the box, you can either use special molds or cut Jell-On squares out of a baking dish. For fun, pile the cubes in a glass and top with Cool Whip.