Ralph & Kacoo's Barbecued Shrimp

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Ralph & Kacoo's is a restaurant chain in Louisiana and they serve great seafood. Since the original recipe did not give an amount of shrimp to use, I would suggest 2 pounds of shrimp in the shells for 4 people, but that would be your call. Serve with a crisp green salad or cole slaw and lots of hot French bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add all ingredients to a small sauce pot.
  2. Cook over medium heat until well blended and butter has melted.
  3. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. When ready to cook shrimp, heat sauce and add shrimp.
  5. Cook until shrimp are pink and cooked throughout.
Most Helpful

Stunning! I only recently started cooking shrimp a lot, since I have found creative ways to reduce the sodium content. I used unsalted butter, low sodium Worcestershire sauce, and my homemade sodium-free creole seasoning. Other than that, I followed your recipe to a "T", except that I halved the recipe for just 2 of us. By the way, I agree that about 1/2 pound of shrimp per person is just right. And I used huge, fat, ohmygawd-size shrimp that I get from a local wholesale seafood market that I recently discovered. Excellent recipe, Ann.

Mille® March 24, 2002

This was fantastic! I don't like food too spicy and this was just right for me--just enough to let you know there was a bit of cayenne in it! I served it with rice and fresh baby spinach leaves and just spooned the sauce over all. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Sharlene~W March 06, 2002

Thanks Miss Annie, I've had this dish on vists to "Naw-lins" so I am thrilled to find this recipe. A suggestion for those with sensitive taste buds is to marinate the shrimp in the sauce and then grill them.

Lorac February 24, 2002