Friday, April 17, 2009

new orleans bbq shrimp

contrary to its own name, there is no bbq sauce in this recipe nor it is grilled on a bbq grill. i have no idea why they call it bbq shrimp but i dont care. its freakin good. its super easy to prepare and makes a great appetizer. i have to admit, i love making this dish just so i can soak up the juices with crusty bread. i have to warn you, its not the healthiest meal you've ever had.

new orleans bbq shrimp
4-6 servings
2 pounds of raw shrimp, deveined and peeled with tails on
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 stick of butter
1 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon of flat leaf parsley, chopped
salt and pepper

drizzle a thin layer of olive oil in a skillet and heat over medium-high heat. when the skillet is hot, add the shrimp in a single layer and season with salt and pepper. as they begin turn pink, turn them over. when they turn opaque remove from the skillet and set aside. you can do them in batches if they all don't fit on the skillet at once.

reduce the heat to medium and saute the garlic, about 2 mins. add wine and cook until it reduces to about half. add the butter, paprika, cayenne pepper, and worcestershire sauce and stir well. when the butter is melted, toss the shrimp back into the skillet and mix well.

top with parsley and serve with crusty bread for dipping. since i lovvvvvvvve me some garlic, i served with garlic bread! i just cant get enough =)

bon appétit~!


  1. This looks so good! I love the idea of serving it with crusty bread.

  2. That shrimp looks tasty! I like nice quick and tasty shrimp dishes like this.

  3. Okay - I made these last night for my family and all I can say is WOW! All four of us loved it and practically licked the plate afterwards. Really delicious and lovely for an easy meal on a hot day too.

  4. anonymous - so glad your whole family enjoyed it!

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