New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp

Southern Kitchen

Serves: 12

Hands On Time: 3 hours and 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


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.

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.