Sometimes a girl gets real lucky, like I did tonight!  I had this jumbo shrimp that I needed to cook.  I wanted something with a spicy kick to it, something that was quick and something that was easy.  I wasn’t sure what I would do but when I got home, I opened up Pinterest and what was the very first pin I saw?  Yes, it was this New Orlean’s BBQ Shrimp recipe.  I clicked on the photo and it took me to Epicurious.

I went to my cupboard and made sure I had all the ingredients and got busy making my dinner!  The only thing I didn’t have was some crusty bread to go with, but that in all honesty wasn’t a terrible thing for me since I don’t need those carbs anyway!

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

This was certainly a yummy shrimp dish and I will definitely be making it again.  It had the right amount of heat for me and was so easy to do!  The only thing I did differently was use creole seasoning instead of cajun.  I’m not sure how much different the two are but I’ve a feeling not that much!  If you love a little spicy saucy heat with your shrimp, this is definitely a dish to try!

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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Serves: 1 lb shrimp
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 1 Tbsp creole or cajun seasoning
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 ounces clam juice
  • 4 ounces beer
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/8 cup hot sauce (I used Franks)
  • 1/8 cup worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp whole peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  1. Toss shrimp with creole seasoning.Heat the olive oil in a hot skillet. Add the garlic and cook and stir until golden, about 3 minutes.Add the shrimp and cook until they turn bright pink, about 1 minute. Remove from hot pan and set aside.Add remaining ingredients and simmer for about 15 minutes or until reduced by half. Stir in butter. Add shrimp and toss. Cooking about 2 minutes more.Serve with a crusty bread to sop up the yummy juices if desired!