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06-18-2006, 07:11 AM
This is great because you'll have hot food immediately upon arrival, without waiting to fire up the grill.

Time Required: 15 minutes prep time, plus a 90 minute drive


1 pound shrimp, peeled and cleaned
Olive oil
Salt, pepper, Old Bay
2 pats butter
2 bay leaves
2 tablespoons lime juice
Aluminum foil
1 car or truck


Lay out three layers of aluminum foil, big enough to wrap your shrimp
Brush the top layer with olive oil
Place shrimp in center of foil
Season with salt, pepper, and Old Bay
Add 2 pats of butter, 2 bay leaves, and 2 tablespoons of lime juice
Wrap tightly and refrigerate overnight to marinate
Drive your car for about 20 miles and pull over. Feel around the engine for the hottest spot.
Wedge the shrimp into the hottest part of the engine. You might need to ball up some extra foil to fill gaps.
Drive for about an hour. Your shrimp will be perfect!!

06-18-2006, 12:46 PM
OK..thats a 1st...do you really do that?

06-18-2006, 04:25 PM
Now that's just cool!

06-18-2006, 09:16 PM
Lyn, that's hysterical! During the Blizzard of '78 (I was only 6 years old) we lived in the boonies and had no heat, electric or anything just like everyone else. My mom cooked Totinos frozen pizzas on the engine of the car, being the youngest of 9 kids, lets say she cooked more than one that way. That just took me into a big time warp,lol. Gotta do what ya gotta do, but I've never heard of anyone cooking that way without being forced to, how much did you have to drink,lol?!

06-18-2006, 09:23 PM
LOL I have never cooked these. It was a receipe on my steeler site on the tailgate food message board. Some have done this I guess it is really good!~ Someday as we are driving in we will have to pull over and while we are driving cook some shrimp and you are so right you gotta do what you gotta do!~ :)