Manale's Bar-B-Que Shrimp

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

We eat at Manale's in New Orleans a lot, and this is much like their signature dish. Hot French bread, cold beer and a green salad makes for a great informal party.


  1. Place whole shrimp in a single layer in an oven proof dish.
  2. Drizzle olive oil on top of shrimp.
  3. Pepper shrimp until they are black; when you think you have enough, add more.
  4. Add lots of salt, lemon juice, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce.
  5. Remember that you are seasoning through the shells.
  6. Cut up a good amount of butter on top of shrimp and broil until shrimp are cooked, about 15-20 minutes.
  7. Be sure and taste to see if they are done.
  8. Serve these in bowls with lots of napkins.
  9. Have hot French bread to sop up the sauce.


Most Helpful

This was excellent, we thoroughly enjoyed it. I just splashed amounts that seemed to our tastes and it came out perfectly

MarraMamba July 03, 2014

I love Manale's in New Orleans, I have never had the BBQ shrimp though!! I have had it from Crazy Johnny's. I made this tonight, and I followed the recipe, except I wish you could of estimated how much of each ingredient you add to the sauce. I had to wing it and found that next time I will add less tabasco, (maybe 5 dashes) and less Worcestershire. Overall, I was impressed!!! THANKS!!!

WhoDat March 22, 2007

Very delicious way to cook unpeeled shrimp. The dipping sauce was delicious (I added 1 cup white wine to seasonings), and we dipped French bread to sop up the tasty juices. Because DH didn't like how messy the sauce made his hands while eating, I probably won't make again...however, I really enjoyed it!

BeachGirl March 24, 2003

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