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”.