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New Orleans Style Barbecue Shrimp

Serves 2-3


  • 3 pounds jumbo or colossal fresh shrimp headless and unpeeled
  • 1 1/2 cups {3 sticks} butter
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning {I like Slap Ya Mama or Tony Cachere's}
  • 1/4 yellow onion grated
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • juice of one lemon
  • hot sauce {optional} to taste
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • chopped fresh parsley and lemon wedges. for garnish
  • French Bread for dipping


  • In a large heavy bottomed skillet, add 1 stick of butter and melt over medium high heat.
  • Add the garlic and grated onion and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in the chopped rosemary and Cajun seasoning.
  • Then add remaining butter, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and hot sauce. Cook and stir for another minute.
  • Add the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp are pink and opaque.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Remove skillet from heat and pour the shrimp into a bowl.
  • Ladle the sauce over the top.
  • Serve with hot out of the oven French bread for dipping and garnish with parsley and lemon wedges.