Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp

Now these BBQ shrimp are not your usual BBQ shrimp. These are covered in more like a thin buttery wonderfully flavored sauce and are finger-licking, elbow dripping, 50 napkins good!

I can't make these in the land-locked state we live in, trapped in a small town with no decent seafood to speak of (Yes even the frozen stuff has been in the store freezer for horrifying lengths of time). We do try and makes these when we get to the east coast and can get delicious fresh South Carolina shrimp or, of course, in the city of my heart New Orleans.

But these are a tradition for us back home and are a family recipe and favorite. 

New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp

30 Jumbo Shrimp (2-3 lbs.)
2 sticks butter
2 tsp. Garlic powder
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
2 tsp. Paprika
2 tsp. Crushed red pepper  flakes
2 tsp. Salt
dash white pepper
1 1/3 c. olive oil
4 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
4 Tbsp. Lemon juice
2 tsp. Chili powder
2 tsp. Dried oregano

Spread shrimp out in a large lasagna pan. Combine all other ingredients in a sauce pan on low heat and heat until butter is melted. Let sauce cool.  Pour sauce over shrimp, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.  Bake at 300º F turning shrimp every ten minutes until pink all the way through (don't over cook!!). Serve immediately with warm crusty bread for dipping.

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