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N'awlins BBQ Shrimp


Lots of French bread, for dunking in the tasty homemade BBQ sauce, is the perfect accompaniment for this spicy, tangy shrimp.

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  • Seasoning Mix:
  • 2-3 dozen large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 stick, plus 5T unsalted butter, reserved
  • 1 1/2 t minced garlic
  • 1 t Worchestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup beer, room temperature
  • Fistful of cilantro, chopped
  • Thick-sliced French bread
  • 1 t cayenne pepper
  • 1 t freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 t kosher salt
  • 1/2 t crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 t dried thyme


Servings 4


Step 1

Season peeled, deveined and rinsed shrimp with kosher salt; set aside.

Combine seasoning ingredients; set aside.

In a large skillet on medium-high heat, combine 1 stick of butter, Worchestershire sauce and seasoning mix.

When butter is melted, add garlic and shrimp. Cook 1 minute, moving skillet back and forth (instead of stirring).

Add remaining 5T butter. Cook and shake pan for a minute or so, until melted.

Add beer and cook one minute longer.

Remove from heat. Immediately pour shrimp and sauce in a large bowl. Garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve with lots of French bread on the side for dipping into the sauce.


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