Gameday Grub – Patriots vs Ravens

I have started a new football tradition of making my own rendition of local cuisine of whomever the Patriots are playing. This weekend the Patriots traveled to Baltimore to play the Ravens.

When coming up with what I would cook, the obvious choice fell in the direction of seafood due to Baltimore’s position on the nations largerst estuary, the Chesapeake bay. I am embarrassed to admit that I grew up disliking seafood and only recently have I started fighting back my aversion from all things from the sea, and have only once delved into cooking with crabs. To avoid turning my Sunday into a pukefest I just decided to make things easy on myself and go with a sea dweller I am familiar with that would not turn my stomach into mush…shrimp.

When cooking I did not measure amounts and suggest tasting often and adjusting amounts to suit your personal taste.

Old Bay Grilled Shrimp


Old Bay

Olive Oil

Chopped Garlic

Lil Farm Italian Peppers (chopped)

Red Pepper Flakes

Lime juice

Soy Sauce

Season Shrimp liberally with Old Bay and add to a bowl with olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes and soy sauce. Let marinate for 2-3 hours. Approximately 30 minutes before grilling shrimp over a hot flame.

Spicy Shrimp Relish

Bell Peppers (chopped)


apple cider vinegar

Little Farm Jalapeno Pepper

Grilled Shrimp Old Bay Shrimp (chopped)

salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients well in a bowl and refrigerate  for 2-3 hours

Spicy Shrimp Tartar Sauce

Spicy Shrimp Relish


Salt and Pepper

Mix all ingredients in a bowl

Chesapeake Boiled Peanuts

1.5 lb bag of raw peanuts

1/2 cup salt

1/4 cup Old Bay

Water to cover

Add peanuts to a large pot and cover with water. Add salt and Old Bay to pot and bring to boil. Let the pot boil for 4-5 hours until the peanuts are to your desired tenderness..

Maryland Shrimp Burger

Ground Beef

American Cheese

Old Bay Grilled Shrimp

Spicy Shrimp Tartar Sauce



Season ground beef with Old Bay and pepper. Shape patties do desired size and shape ( invoking the ghost of Dave Thomas I went the square route). Grill the patties to desired temp. and top with cheese. Place burger on a toasted bun with lettuce and tomato. Top with Spicy Shrimp Tartar Sauce and Old Bay Spicy Grilled Shrimp.

Baltimore Dog

All Beef Franks

Spicy Shrimp Relish

Grill hot dog and top with Spicy Shrimp Relish

On my little guys 2 month birthday the Patriots fell to the tough Baltimore Ravens. Next week they face the Buffalo Bills and try to avoid a three game losing streak. It seems pretty obvious what I will be making next Sunday but I will try to keep it interesting.

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