While my husband Rick, a.k.a. Murph, reigns supreme over the barbecue year round, in my mind, the technique of grilling, combined with the flavor of grilled foods, perfectly captures the ease and essence of summertime cooking.

Here’s a family favorite that’s both simple and delicious.


Love, Nora

Quick Barbecued Shrimp


1 lb. large or jumbo shrimp, thawed if frozen, peeled and deveined

3 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning

3 tablespoons garlic powder

1 tablespoon ancho chili powder

Spray oil


Preheat grill on high heat.

Rinse cleaned shrimp well and pat dry with paper towels.

In a small bowl combine the seasonings.

Place shrimp on a large dinner plate and sprinkle the dry rub on both sides of the shrimp.

Thread shrimp uniformly onto metal skewers, assuring they will lie flat on the grill. (If using wooden skewers, soak them in warm water before using.)

Place skewers on a large cookie sheet and liberally apply spray oil on both sides of prepared shrimp.

Position shrimp on the center of the grill, close the lid, and lower the heat to medium. In about 3 minutes, you should have nice grill marks on the shrimp. Turn the shrimp over with tongs. Grill 3 more minutes and remove from heat. (If you are using metal skewers, make sure to use oven mitts when handling them to remove the shrimp off the grill.)

Serve immediately and enjoy with brown rice and Grilled Summer Squash with Fresh Oregano.




  1. Lana on August 5, 2016 at 11:57 am

    What can I use in place of chili powder? I hate the taste of it. Otherwise it looks delist.

    • Nora on August 6, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Hi Lana,
      Hungarian me would change out the Ancho Chili powder with paprika or smoked paprika if you have it on hand. However, I bet it would be great even if you just used the Old Bay Seasoning and garlic powder. I hope you give it a try, and let me know how it goes!
      Love, Nora

  2. Deb on August 5, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    yum! thank you …

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