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New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp

New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp

Serves: 12

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4 pounds unpeeled large shrimp
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup chili sauce
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 lemon, sliced
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoon liquid smoke
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Spread shrimp in a shallow oven-proof pan.

In a saucepan over low heat, combine butter, olive oil, chili sauce, garlic, lemon, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, liquid smoke, parsley, oregano, paprika, cayenne pepper and Tabasco. Season with salt and pepper; stir until combined. Set aside to cool.

Pour sauce over shrimp and toss to combine. Refrigerate, stirring shrimp every 30 minutes, for 3 or more hours.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Bake shrimp for 20 to 30 minutes, turning shrimp at 10-minute intervals. Serve warm in a bowl.


Per serving: 316 calories (percent of calories from fat, 56), 31 grams protein, 4 grams carbohydrates, no fiber, 19 grams fat, 251 milligrams cholesterol, 338 milligrams sodium.

About the recipe

This spicy and smokey dish, inspired by the classic flavors of New Orleans, is the perfect main dish for any gathering. 

Recipe courtesy of Milton Cloutier.