Founded in Houston, Texas, in 1991, Joe’s Crab Shack is quickly becoming everyone’s favorite seafood restaurant, with locations in more than 30 states. Joe’s serves up fun times and serious seafood, with more than 25 crab items on the menu in addition to fish, lobster, mussels, clams and shrimp. Part of Ignite Restaurant Group’s (Nasdaq: IRG) portfolio of restaurants,

It is one of the largest, most successful seafood restaurant chains in America. So if there’s not a Joe’s near you, then try these copycat recipes at home!




Grilled Malibu Shrimp

Grilled shrimp glazed with a Malibu coconut sauce and topped with mango pico. Served with white rice and seasonal vegetables.

Grilled Malibu Shrimp
Joe's Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

2 lbs extra large shrimp, peeled with tails left on, butterflied and deveined 

For the marinade 
3/4 cup dark rum 
1/2 cup pina colada nonalcoholic drink mix 1/4 honey 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1 teaspoon ground allspice 
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1/2 cup chopped cilantro 
3 tablespoons fresh grated ginger 
4 garlic cloves, minced 
1 scotch bonnet pepper, stemmed, seeded and minced (substitute habanero) 
2 dashes liquid smoke 
1 lemon, zest of 

Mix the marinade ingredients in a bowl. Add shrimp and marinate for at least 10 minutes but no longer than 30. Preheat grill to medium heat and grill shrimp for about 2 - 4 minutes per side, being careful not to over cook them as they will become tough and chewy.

Mango Pico de Gallo

3 medium ripe tomatoes, diced
1/2 mango, diced
1/2 medium onion, diced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeƱo seeded, minced
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and serve over rice.

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