I perfected my BBQ shrimp recipe after cobbling together elements of many other recipes. BBQ shrimp is a classic New Orleans dish, purportedly invented at Pascal's Manale. It's not an accurate name, though - there is no barbecue sauce involved and the shrimp don't go anywhere near a grill. Having fresh shrimp is very important! The Abita imparts a unique flavor, too - if you can get Abita in your area, definitely use it, but if you need to substitute, choose a mild amber ale. Nothing too hoppy and nothing too plain. This recipe will serve 4 as a main dish or up to 8 as an appetizer. This is a dish you eat with your hands - messy and fun!