Ralph & Kacoo's Barbecued Shrimp

"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."
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Ready In:




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

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  1. Millereg
    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.
  2. Sharlene~W
    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!
  3. Lorac
    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.
  4. ratherbeswimmin
    I have eaten at Ralph and Kacoo's many times and their Barbecued Shrimp is the best around. Since I moved away from Louisiana, I have really missed this wonderful treat. I am so thrilled to have found this. We had this last weekend and it was an "exstussy" experience. The spices were perfect for out taste. Served this with green salad and lots of ice cold beer. Thanks Miss Annie. Love you for this.
  5. rickT63
    I am from New Orleans and have been looking for a really good BBQ shrimp recipe to make at home. This recipe was fantastic! I followed the sauce recipe, used it on about 4 lbs of deheaded shrimp in a large casserole type dish. Baked it uncovered in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. It was the one of, if not the, best BBQ shrimp my wife and I ever had!


  1. riffraff
    I used rosemary in place of thyme andI cut the oil down to 1/4 cup and the butter to 1/2 a stick but left the rest as printed. This is so good. I have had the pleasure of eating this dish at the restaurant named the same and this is better IMO. I served with broccoli. Great dish!!!



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