BBQ Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 43 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 20 min
  • Cook: 8 min
  • Yield: 6 servings; as appetizer
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1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon ground mustard

1 teaspoon celery salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon Neelys BBQ dry rub seasoning, recipe follows

1/2 lemon, juiced, plus lemon wedges, for garnish

1/4 cup Neely's BBQ sauce, recipe follows

Cocktail Sauce, recipe follows

Neelys BBQ Seasoning:

1 1/2 cups paprika

3/4 cup sugar

3 3/4 tablespoons onion powder

Neelys BBQ Sauce:

2 cups ketchup

1 cup water

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

5 tablespoons light brown sugar

5 tablespoons sugar

1/2 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper

1/2 tablespoon onion powder

1/2 tablespoon ground mustard

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Cocktail Sauce:

1 cup ketchup

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons prepared horseradish

1/2 lemon, juiced

Dash hot sauce


Rinse shrimp thoroughly in cold water and place in large bowl. Mix cloves, seasoned salt, thyme, mustard, celery salt, pepper, and Neelys seasoning in a small bowl. Sprinkle shrimp with the seasoning mixture and toss. Add lemon juice and the BBQ sauce and mix thoroughly. Cover and let marinate for 20 minutes.

Preheat grill to a medium heat. Place shrimp on grill, directly over heat. Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side and fully cooked. Serve with cocktail sauce and garnish with lemon wedges.

Neelys BBQ Seasoning:

Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir until combined. Keep in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Neelys BBQ Sauce:

In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, for 1 hour 15 minutes.

Cocktail Sauce:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Serve chilled.

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