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Grilled Buffalo Shrimp With Yogurt Blue-Ranch Dip

This recipe originally appeared on the Rachael Ray Show. For more recipes and videos from the show visit


For the Grilled Buffalo Shrimp:
  • 24 large/jumbo shrimp, deveined and tails-on
  • ½ lemon
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons pimenton or smoked paprika, 2/3 palmful
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ( EVOO)
  • 4 large bay leaves
  • Metal skewers
  • Non-aerosol cooking spray
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 large cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
  • ½ cup cayenne pepper sauce (Rach’s go-to is Frank’s)
  • Celery sticks, for dipping
  • Carrot sticks, for dipping
  • Sweet red pepper strips, for dipping
For the Yogurt Blue-Ranch Dip:
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, grated or pasted
  • ½ cup finely crumbled blue cheese
  • ½ cup chopped chives, parsley and dill
  • ½ lemon, juiced


For the buffalo shrimp, preheat outdoor grill or a grill pan over medium-high heat.

Combine shrimp with juice of ½ lemon, salt, pepper, pimenton and EVOO, then thread them onto 2 parallel skewers to secure them from spinning during the grill process. I skewer each shrimp near the tail-end with one skewer and then near the front of each shrimp on a parallel, separate rod or skewer. Thread bay leaves every few shrimp. About 12 shrimp should fit on each double-skewer set-up.

For the dip, combine yogurt, garlic, cheese, herbs, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Transfer to a serving dish.

Rachael Ray