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new orleans style bbq shrimp

(6 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
cheryl clark
Flowery Branch, GA

Shrimp isn't grilled or in traditional BBQ sauce, but that's what they call it in New Orleans and it is SOOO good!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These shrimp are a classic New Orleans tradition and they're fantastic. The buttery sauce is full of spices. It's slightly tangy from the fresh lemons infused in the baking process. Soaking up the flavorful sauce with French bread is so tasty. Easy to make, the shrimp are baked to perfection. This shrimp recipe does not disappoint.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(6 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 35 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For new orleans style bbq shrimp

  • 1 c
    unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 1/2 c
    olive oil
  • 1/4 clove
    garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • dash
    frank's or crystal's hot sauce
  • 1
    lemon, sliced
  • 3 lb
    large shrimp in shells
  • 4 tsp
    worcestershire sauce

How To Make new orleans style bbq shrimp

  • Oven preheating to 400F.
    Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Melting butter and olive oil.
    In a large ovenproof skillet over low heat, melt the butter with the olive oil.
  • Worcestershire sauce and garlic added to butter/olive oil.
    Add the Worcestershire sauce and garlic.
  • The remaining seasonings and lemon slices added to the pan.
    Add salt, black and cayenne peppers, bay leaf, thyme, rosemary, oregano, hot sauce, and lemon slices.
  • Shrimp added to the pan and coated in sauce.
    Add the shrimp. Stir to coat well with the sauce. Place in the oven and bake.
  • Basting shrimp in butter sauce.
    Baste with the sauce, occasionally, for 20 minutes or until the shrimp are pink and the tails are slightly curved.
  • Removing the bay leaf.
    Remove the skillet from the oven. Remove the bay leaf from the sauce.
  • A serving of shrimp and sauce in a bowl with sliced bread.
    Spoon the shrimp and sauce into bowls. Serve with crusty baguettes or hot French bread for dipping in the sauce.