New Orleans Famous Barbecued Shrimp

"Spicy, Spicy shrimp dish, the best I've ever eaten. From "The Frugal Gourmet". Get your napkins ready..."
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  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a frying pan, fry bacon until clear.
  • Add margarine and all other ingredients except shrimp.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Place shrimp, in a single layer, in a baking dish and pour sauce over the top.
  • Stir to coat.
  • Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.
  • Stir once or twice.
  • Serve immediately.
  • You can peel these when you eat them, but not before.
  • Serve with plenty of napkins!

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  1. I've been making this dish for over 20yrs. now & it's always been a family favorite. I just made it last night for my daughter's 28th birthday dinner. I buy the frozen shrimp from Costco, it comes shelled. It doesn't make any difference. I use more garlic than the recipe calls for, I've also done it without bacon during Lent. You can't taste the difference. I serve it over red beans & rice with good sourdough bread for dipping. It's always a hit.
  2. I've made this recipe off and on for over 20yrs. I finally lost it and oh, how upset I was since my nephew is coming to visit and this is the best any of us has ever tasted! I took a chance and checked for it on line and low and behold it was the first recipe to pop up. Thank you, thank you. You have noooo idea how great this recipe is! Anymore than 5 stars?????
  3. this is the best ever, i have served this many times and people go nuts, i also use whatever hot sauce i have on hand. the japonese hot sauce works great.
  4. This is wonderful! However, I didnt like dealing with the mess, so decided to try something a little different. I peeled the raw shrimp and patted dry the shrimp and shells. Then put shells in bottom of pan, added cleaned shrimp and sauce from original recipe. Baked as directed and then used tongs to pick out the shrimp. Still wonderful and delicious and no hot greasy mess!! My husband and I both think they are still yummy.
  5. Scrumptous!!Girls nite at my house last night. We had this shrimp with only 2 minor changes;I used 'Franks' hot sauce and a little smoked paprika. Sided it with crusty french bread, a green salad, white rice, wine, and lots of laughter and music. Everyone LOVED the shrimp and all left with your recipe in hand. Thank you, thank you, thank you. April, Manhattan, Ks.


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