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BBQ Shrimp in Oyster Shells on the Char-Broil Big Easy

BBQ Shrimp in Oyster Shells on the Char-Broil Big Easy

BBQ Shrimp in Oyster Shells on the Char-Broil Big Easy are so good you'll find yourself eating making them again and again!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Big Easy, Char-Broil, oyster shells, shrimp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 167kcal
Author Mike



  • Peel and devein the shrimp. Leave the tail shells on if desired.
  • Fire up your Big Easy. You can fit 4 oyster shells in the Big Easy basket. To cook all 12 at the same time you'll need 2 Big Easy bunk bed baskets. See my notes on how to use them.
  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. And remaining ingredients except shells. Stir.
  • Bring mixture to a slow simmer and let simmer until reduced by half, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Working one basket at a time, add 4 oyster shells to the Big Easy. Add two shrimp into each SOS shell and add a tablespoon of the butter mixture.
  • Place the shells into the Big Easy baskets grill. Cook until the shrimp begin to turn pink on the outside, 7-8 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the shells from the basket. I found that they cool to the touch pretty quickly (but the Big Easy baskets DO NOT!) so I just grabbed them on the sides with my hands. You might want to use grill gloves or good tongs.


You can fit two Big Easy Bunk Bed baskets into the Big Easy, but you have to be careful doing it. Adding the first one is easy, just insert it into the basket and secure the two latches to the sides of the basket. Adding the second basket is trickier. You have to insert it at a slight angle, then you can turn it flat. The latches will be at 90 degree angles to the first basket (i.e. in the gaps between the first one's latches). I recommend that you try inserting the baskets a few times before doing it for real.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 292mg | Sodium: 1004mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 114IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 254mg | Iron: 3mg