I haven’t done a ton of cooking my Viking hood failed me after 20 years. It was a pretty crazy how it all happened. The fan and possibly the lights were on and I walked across the room from the living room to shut it off and got zapped from static electricity. It shut the fan off immediately I shook my hand and probably swore and that was it. The next time I went to use the hood nothing happened. Checked the utilities to see if I blew a fuse, looked around for where it was plugged in for a popped ground asked my husband what else it could be. Then googled and pulled the manual; yes I still had AND knew where it was. Pretty impressed I know!
Started looking around for a professional to see what could be done. My go-to repair man, I don’t work on hoods. Local-ish hood repair guy. Viking stopped making that model 5 years ago, parts are not available. Next guy was out of Miami he wanted a picture of the circuit board. trying to remove that 4×8 panel was ridiculous just saying. Sent picture, nope can’t be fixed. Last nail in the coffin was we dropped it off at a guy that repairs circuit boards, Not an appliance guy, another fail. So the only option was a new hood. I don’t even know how long it’s been without it but could be 2 +/- months. Long story long – today the new, much more expensive than we thought replacement should be working. I don’t see any circuit boards in this hood so hopefully we don’t have to go through this again.
This weekend is my kids birthdays. Yesterday was my daughters and today is my sons. I asked them what they wanted to do for food. The first thing out of my sons mouth was this BBQ shrimp. He said he didn’t care about whatever else we had as long as I made him these. Such a simple marinade and easy to cook, I don’t even need to use my new hood.
You need to make this at least once over the BBQ season. I bet it will become your go-to. I make it at all of our get togethers over the summer. I can’t be sure when one of my girlfriend brought this to an outing, it was in the 20 years we have finished building and moved into our home but it was pretty early on and I have been making it ever since.
BBQ Marinated Shrimp
- 1 cup Olive oil
- ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
- 1 lemon juiced
- 2 tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce you can use whatever hot sauce you like
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 pounds Large Shrimp peeled, deveined with tail on
- In a large bowl or zip loc baggie, add everything except the shrimp and mix well. Add the shrimp and mix until all the shrimp are incorporated into the marinade. Let sit for a minimum of 2 hours up to 24 hours. I would not go beyond the 24 hour mark, there is enough fresh lemon which is an acid and will start to cook the shrimp.
- Pre-heat you BBQ grill and then skewer each piece of shrimp. It doesn't take long for shrimp to cook so get yourself ready with a plate or platter and friends and family to share. Depending on hot your grill is, it could be 2-4 minutes per side and that's it. You want them pink and still juicy.