Advertisement

Tips on making barbecued shrimp

December 15, 2004

· Buy medium to large shrimp; 20- to 25-count per pound is a good size. If you can buy heads-on, do so to ensure that you are getting fresh shrimp.

· Two pounds of cooked barbecued shrimp will serve six adults since the shrimp is served with French bread for dipping into the sauce.

· Be careful not to overcook shrimp. Shrimp cook quickly and are tender and cooked through in 20 to 25 minutes at 300 degrees. However, don't rely on specified cooking times. When shrimp have lost their translucence, they are cooked through and ready to remove from the heat. Because shrimp have different sizes and moisture content, you really have to watch as they cook to make sure you don't overcook them.

· Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated briefly in a microwave, but there won't be any so don't worry about storage.

Advertisement
The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|