New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp

barbara lentz


Delicious shrimp. You don't have to use shell on shrimp but it improves the flavor so much.


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5 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 12 large
    head on shrimp
  • 2 Tbsp
    cajun seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 8 clove
    garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • 4 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    crystal hot sauce
  • 1 large
    lemon juiced and quartered
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 stick
    butter cut into chunks
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp


  1. Clean the shrimp by squeezing the head and running cold water over the head. Cut along the outside of shrimp and remove poop vein. Pat dry and sprinkle half the cajun seasoning over the shrimp. Set aside.
  2. Add the oil to a large skillet. Add the garlic and rosemary and saute 1 minutes. Add the remaining Cajun seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, lemon juice and quarters, and honey. Cook 1 minute. Add the beer scrapping up the bottom of the pan and bring to a boil. Let boil about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the shrimp and cook about 4 minutes. With slotted spoon remove the shrimp and the lemon quarters. Whisk in the butter one chunk at a time over low heat until sauce with glossy and well incorporated. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper. Transfer the shrimp back to the pan.
  4. Serve the shrimp with lots of sauce and fresh bread for soaking up the sauce.

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About New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole

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