Maryland Style 'Old Bay' Grilled Shrimp

Maryland Style 'Old Bay' Grilled Shrimp

Growing up in Maryland I only know of one way to eat shrimp and that involves a pot of boiling vinegar and Old Bay seasoning. It's fantastic. The Old Bay flavor is something spicy and unique and this is what makes steamed shrimp such an amazing side dish around here. For those of you not familiar, Old Bay is a mix of spices that includes mustard, paprika, bay leaf, celery seed, black and red pepper, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, mace and salt. That's quite a list!

I've pondered for a while a way to get this same vinegar/Old Bay flavor on the grill. The obvious thing would be to just sprinkle some Old Bay on shrimp and grill it. But that's just not good enough. Check out this method for grilling "MD style" shrimp.


2 T Old Bay Seasoning (plus more for additional seasoning)
1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
Shrimp (6)
Ice cubes
Skewers (wooden, soaked in water for a few minutes)

Check out the slideshow above to learn how to make this shrimp recipe.

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