BBQ Shrimp is a classic New Orleans dish. “BBQ” in the name is a bit of a misnomer, there is no grilling or smoking involved. Rather, the dish is a combination of butter (plenty of butter,) garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings. Traditionally, the shrimp are sautéed shell-on (and sometimes head on,) then served in the seasoned butter sauce. Make sure to have plenty of French bread for dipping the tasty sauce. Peeling the shrimp at the table gets the flavorful sauce all over the shrimp (and your hands, and sometimes the table!). My Easy BBQ Shrimp recipe takes out most of the time and almost all of the mess, and will have dinner on the table in about 20 minutes!
Making Easy BBQ Shrimp
For this recipe, I make it significantly easier to cook as well as eat. First, you can buy raw, peeled and deveined shrimp for the recipe, or, better yet buy peel on shrimp and save the peels and tails to make a delicious shrimp stock. Next, I use my Classic BBQ rub along with my Woo Woo Sauce and Cajun Garlic Sauce to make an amazingly flavorful sauce.
Use a thick, enameled skillet and melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add in some garlic and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes. Then, simply add Classic Rub, Cajun Garlic, and Woo Woo sauce, bring heat up to medium high. When the butter is bubbling, add in the shrimp, cook 4-5 minutes or until opaque throughout, and serve with plenty of hot buttered bread!
As always, I hope you enjoy!
Like this recipe? Try my recipe for Grilled Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Dip or Crab Louie Salad with Grilled Romaine and Horseradish Crema GelPrint