Monday, April 4, 2011

Slap Ya Mamma Shrimp

Get your mouth ready, this shrimp was succulent and spicy.  We grilled it outside and it was the perfect spring meal.
On the way back to Dallas from Port Aransas a few weeks ago, we stopped for a quick bite at a hole in the wall burger place.  These are my favorite restuarants, and I wish I could find more in Dallas.  They're cheap, and the food is always homemade and amazing.  We noticed when we sat down they had a seasoning you could put on your fries, burger, everything and anything.  It was called "Slap Ya Mama," I took a picture just so you knew I wasn't making it up! It was very tasty, and I was immediately excited to try and cook something at home with it, and I decided shrimp would be perfect.
I started with around 20 or so shrimp for two people, use your judgement depending how many people you're feeding.  I put them on skewers and in tin foil, which will make grilling them easier, and keep the spices contained in the tin foil package.
Mix together 1/4 cup of the slap seasoning with a little garlic salt, lemon juice and olive oil.  Brush the seasoning on the shrimp, make sure you flip the skewers over and put the seasoning on both sides.  Let marinate for around 15 minutes in the fridge.
Stick them on the grill for around 10 minutes.  C, the grill master, took this amazing photo.  Thanks C!
I think someone might have played a joke on us, because the seasoning we had with our burgers wasn't nearly as spicy as the one we bought, but it was still very good.  I guess I should really have paid better attention to the name, it just sounds hot!
I served the shrimp with asparagus risotto, which I will post the directions and recipe for tomorrow.  Although spicy, I thought it was very good.  I thought the shrimp went very well with the Cajun seasoning, and it did kind of feel like a slap in the face! 
If you're interested in learning more of buying "Slap Ya Mama," take a look here at their website.

Slap in the Face Shrimp
20 shrimp *I used fresh shrimp, frozen would be fine too, make sure to defrost.
1/4 cup Slap Ya Mama seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
4-5 wooden skewers

Place shrimp on skewers and place on foil.
Mix all other ingredients together in a small bowl.
Brush both sides of shrimp with seasoning.
Enclose shrimp inside foil, and make a packet.
Let marinate for around 15 minutes in fridge.
Place on heated grill in foil packet for around 10 minutes, until shrimp are cook thoroughly.
Serve immediately, and enjoy!

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