New Orleans BBQ Shrimp for 2

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by ed 29260

N.O. BBQ shrimp is not grilled or BBQ, it is a skillet dish in a buttery sauce. They serve it with heads-on shrimp that are not peeled and claim that the unpeeled shrimp impart a flavor that you won't get with peeled, which translates to the chefs are too lazy to peel the shrimp. Use chicken broth if it's all you can get, but FYI Knorr makes an excellent shrimp bouillion you can buy at Hispanic groceries that really rounds this dish out.

Top Review by angelo juan

I will be trying this tonight. We spent a week in NOLA and I have to agree, the BBQ shrimp was not all that good. I also dont like unpeeled shrimp cooked any way. My bride was determined to have BBQ shrimp. She no longer is so determined. This recipe sounds much better. Will report back manana'

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a hot heavy skillet melt 1 stick butter and add garlic, Worcestershire and spices.
  2. Add shrimp and boil 2 minutes, shaking pan rather than stirring.
  3. Add remaining butter and stock and boil 2 more minutes.
  4. Add beer, flip or stir shrimp and cook 1-2 minutes.
  5. Serve with crusty bread for dipping.

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