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Last Minute 4th Of July BBQ Idea: Chef Alex Guarnaschelli's Ultimate Woodbridge BBQ Shrimp

Nicole Barylski

The Ultimate Woodbridge BBQ Shrimp can be served as a starter or main course. (Courtesy Photo)

Are you still creating your 4th of July BBQ menu? Chef Alex Guarnaschelli has a tasty Independence Day meal, The Ultimate Woodbridge BBQ Shrimp. The dish can be served as a starter or main course.

The Ultimate Woodbridge BBQ Shrimp:

Serves 4 to 6

 • 16 to 18 "U-10" Shrimp, peeled, deveined
 • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
 • 1 lemon
 • 1 tablespoon freshly ground ginger
 • BBQ Sauce

BBQ Sauce:

 • 1 cup Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon
 • 1 cup Woodbridge Wine 'Cue Sauce
 • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
 • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
 • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
 • 1 tablespoon dry mustard (preferably Coleman's brand)
 • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
 • 3 tablespoons chili powder
 • 4 medium cloves garlic, minced
 • 1 lemon, cut into ˝ inch thick slices

1. Preheat the grill.
2. In a large pot, simmer the Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon until it reduces by about half.
3. Stir in the Woodbridge Wine 'Cue Sauce, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, dry mustard, Dijon mustard and chili powder.
4. Whisk to blend.
5. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
6. Add the garlic and lemon slices.
7. Simmer on the stove for 20 to 25 minutes until the aroma of the vinegar mellows slightly. Taste for seasoning.
8. Season the shrimp on both sides with salt.
9. When the grill is hot, place a large sauté pan on the side of the grill to get it hot. Place the shrimp in a single layer on a "hot spot" of the grill.
10. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
11. Use a pair of tongs to turn them on the other side and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
12. Add the butter to the sauté pan. Allow the butter to melt and the toss the shrimp in the pan, basting them with the butter.
12. Squeeze the juice from the lemon and stir in the ginger.
13. Drizzle them generously with the BBQ sauce.
12. Transfer to a platter and serve with additional BBQ sauce on the side, if desired.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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