Comeback sauce, a Southern condiment traditionally served with fried seafood, makes its way west in this dish from Voyager in Ferndale, Michigan. They pair the sauce with smoky peel-and-eat shrimp that are marinated overnight with garlic and Old Bay seasoning before hitting the grill. Slideshow: More Shrimp Recipes 

May 2018


Credit: Cedric Angeles

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30 mins
1 hr 30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine oil, 6 whole garlic cloves, and Old Bay in a food processor. Process until smooth, about 30 seconds.

  • Place shrimp in large bowl, and add garlic marinade. Cover and chill until ready to grill, at least 1 hour and up to 1 day.

  • Stir together mayonnaise, ketchup, celery, horseradish, Dijon, Worcestershire, parsley, cornichon, shallot, capers, celery seeds, salt, black pepper, lemon zest, lemon juice, cayenne, and grated garlic in a medium bowl. If desired, add additional cayenne to taste.

  • Remove shrimp from marinade. Preheat a gas grill to high (450°F to 550°F). Grill shrimp, uncovered, until lightly charred and cooked through, about 1 minute and 30 seconds per side. Transfer grilled shrimp to a platter and serve with Comeback Sauce.

Make Ahead

Comeback Sauce can be prepared up to 3 days ahead. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.