This recipe was given to me by an Aunt that lives in Guaymas, a famous fishing town in the state of Sonora, Mexico. It is a great family favorite at BBQ's.


Recipe Summary

25 mins
10 mins
35 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat. Place butter, oil, cheese, and parsley into a blender. Cover, and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Butterfly the shrimp leaving the shell on. Starting at the head, cut almost all the way through the flesh, down the center of the shrimp's back and to the tail. Open the two sides and spread them out like an open book. Dip the shrimp into the butter mixture, or if the mixture is too thick rub it onto the shrimp.

  • Place the shrimp shell side down on the preheated grill. Cook the shrimp until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.


The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

1020 calories; protein 23.3g; carbohydrates 1.4g; fat 104g; cholesterol 303.4mg; sodium 687.5mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
Not impressed. A lot of work with little flavor. Just as good steamed. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
Not impressed. A lot of work with little flavor. Just as good steamed. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
This recipe is a good starting point/base. However you definitely need to add some other complimenting flavors/spices to get it where it needs to be in terms of flavor. (I have added the following: lime juice Tabasco & garlic powder) Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Added garlic salt to taste. I agree with the previous post nothing to write home about. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
First, the amount of butter and oil is obscene. Second - it's just bland. A waste of pricey ingredients. Read More