Texas Roadhouse, Inc. operates a chain of casual-dining restaurants catering to blue-collar families, offering a menu of steak, chicken, side dishes, and made-from-scratch rolls. Texas Roadhouse operates 182 restaurants in 34 states. The company's restaurants feature a southwestern décor, hand-painted murals, neon signs, and jukeboxes, offering patrons a free, unlimited supply of peanuts and inexpensive entrées. The per guest check average is $13.53, roughly two-thirds less than the per guest check average of the company's largest competitor, Outback Steakhouse, Inc. Texas Roadhouse targets secondary markets for expansion, preferring communities with populations above 60,000 and a high concentration of working-class families. The company is controlled by its founder and chairman, W. Kent Taylor, who owns approximately 60 percent of Texas Roadhouse stock.




Grilled Shrimp

Grilled Shrimp at Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse Copycat Recipe

Skewers (metal or wood)
griddle or non-stick pan
seasoning shaker

Try these options or create your own seasoning:
1. Old Bay
2. Salt, Pepper, Garlic, Onion Powder

Compound Butter:
1.  Lemon Pepper Butter (fresh lemon juice, black pepper and whipped butter)
2.  Garlic Butter (chopped garlic, onion powder and whipped butter)

Prepare Shrimp:  If using frozen shrimp, thaw them first.  Using desired size shrimp, place them on a flat surface with tails facing the same direction. Run skewer through each shrimp ensuring they are as flat as possible and slightly separated (This will ensure even cooking). Once all shrimp are skewered, season the shrimp evenly using a shaker (This will ensure even seasoning and flavor).

Cook Shrimp:  Place 1/2 of melted butter per skewer on griddle or non-stick pan. Place skewered shrimp on griddle (repeat for each skewer). Cook for approximately 2 minutes Using tongs turn all skewers over
Once turned ladle 1 tablespoon of compound butter over each skewer. Cook for approximately another 2 minutes or until shrimp are done (shrimp should be firm and slightly white in color; not translucent).

Serve Shrimp:  Place skewered cooked shrimp on a serving platter or individual plates. Serve with a lemon wedge and ramekin of melted compound butter for dipping.


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