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New Orleans Barbecued Shrimp


This dish is a New Orleans favorite! Pretty much any restaurant in New Orleans has a version of this New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp recipe but this is my personal, and quite tasty recipe.


  • 1 Pound of salted butter (DO NOT use margarine)
  • 1 tablespoons of your favorite Creole seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 Bottle of your favorite beer
  • 5 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 1 medium onion, finely minced
  • 1 Stalks of celery, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoons chopped rosemary leaves
  • 1 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 pounds shrimp, be sure to leave the heads and shells on!

Sauté the garlic, onions, celery, parsley, rosemary and your seasoning blend for 3 minutes over medium high heat.

Melt the rest of the butter; add the beer, sautéed ingredients, Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice.

Cover the shrimp in the seasoned butter mixture, using a baking dish to suit your needs. Be sure the shrimp are submerged in the seasoned butter mixture. If they’re not, you can just melt more butter and add it to the shrimp.

Bake in a 350 degree oven until the shrimp turn a pretty shade of pink, about 15 minutes.

Serve in big bowls with the best French bread you can find to sop up the butter mixture as you peel and eat the barbecue shrimp and bread. Be sure to wear your bib as this could get a little messy!

Hope you enjoy this recipe and please let me know what you think about this great New Orleans dish.

Be sure to look for more of my New Orleans style recipes, like these “Charbroiled Oysters” and “Red Bean and Rice”.

A Rick & Mel Recipe

Charbroiled Oysters


New Orleans Style Charbroiled Oysters

Charbroiled Oysters are a favorite dish among us New Orleanian’s. One of the best restaurant’s to get them at is “Drago’s” located in Metairie, LA which is just 10 minutes outside New Orleans. If you’re ever in New Orleans, you must go to Drago’s.
This Charbroiled Oysters recipe gives Drago’s a run for their money!  You can use Gulf oysters or Pacific oysters if gulf oysters aren’t available.


Charbroiled Oysters

  • 64 oysters, on the half shell
  • 4 sticks of butter
  • 4 tablespoons very finely chopped garlic
  • 1 cup very finely chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese

First, heat your grill to medium-high heat.

Melt the butter, garlic, and pepper in a large skillet. (Cast Iron if you have one) Mix the Parmesan and Romano cheeses in a bowl.

Spoon a little of the melted butter mixture onto each of the oysters.

Add a pinch of the cheese mixture to each of the oysters, add a pinch of the parsley, and then place on the pre-heated grill. Grill the oysters until they are hot, bubbly and puffed up. This will take about 7 – 8 minutes.

Get a cookie sheet and pour some rock salt to cover the bottom of the sheet. This will help to keep the oysters upright and prevent those delicious juices from spilling out. Now they are ready to serve!

Please let me know what you think of this recipe and look for more of my New Orleans style recipes. You may also like these “Barbecued Shrimp” or “Red Beans and Rice”!

Charbroiled Oysters in New Orleans

A Rick & Mel Recipe