BBQ Shrimp

By Kevin • 30 or Less, All, Fish • 24 May 2015

BBQ Shrimp

Full disclosure: BBQ shrimp isn’t barbecued or even grilled. It’s cooked in a pan with flavours somewhat reminiscent of barbecue sauce. This is a traditional New Orleans dish and although it may be difficult to believe, this is a light version. Yes, a half cup of butter between four people is the lower calorie version. Many restaurants make it with three or more full sticks of butter!

If you eat bread, serve this with plenty of baguette to sop up all the sauce. It really is worth all the buttery calories!

Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4


½ cup worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon paprika
1 pinch black pepper
1 pinch white pepper
3 cloves garlic – finely chopped or grated
1 ½ pounds large shell-on shrimp
½ cup unsalted butter – cubed
4 green onions – sliced



Place a deep frying pan on medium-high heat.

In a small bowl, whisk together the worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, salt, chili, cayenne, paprika, black pepper, white pepper and garlic.

Pour the worcestershire sauce mixture in to the pan and add the shrimp. Cook for one minute, stirring occasionally.

Stir in the butter one cube at a time, adding another only once the last one has melted.

Remove from heat and serve in a bowl topped with all of the sauce and garnished with the green onion.

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