New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

It's not BBQ, but it IS delicous.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Creole


  • 1 lb unsalted butter you can always add salt
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce anything other than Lea & Perrins is risky
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice yes, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic don't you dare buy this in a jar
  • 2 tbsp ground black pepper preferably ground just before use
  • 2 tbsp creole seasoning we like Tony Chachere's
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika Hungarian, of course
  • 2 lbs shrimp always head-on Gulf brown


  • Combine all ingredients except shrimp in 12" skillet, whisking over medium-high heat until butter is completely melted and bubbling. Add shrimp, stir and toss for about 5 minutes. Serve with hot French bread.


You can add some fresh or dried herbs if you like: basil, thyme, oregano and parsley work well.
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