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Easy BBQ Shrimp


Make this easy, flavorful riff on a traditional New Orleans recipe.  Serve 1/4 pound of peeled shrimp per person as an appetizer, or 6 oz per person as an entree.  Make sure you have plenty of toasted bread to sop up the delicious sauce!



1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp, preferably Gulf shrimp

1 stick unsalted butter

1 tsp minced garlic

1.5 TBS Melissa’s Classic BBQ Rub

1 tsp Melissa’s Cajun Garlic Sauce

1.5 TBS Melissa’s Woo Woo Sauce, or 2 TBS regular Worcestershire

1 tsp smoked paprika

Kosher salt, to taste

French bread, toasted, for serving

Cooked rice, for serving (optional)

Chopped Green onions or Italian Parsley, for garnish


In a heavy bottomed skillet, melt butter over low heat.  Add garlic and cook for 2-4 minutes, or until fragrant.

Add in Classic Rub, paprika, Cajun Garlic Sauce, and Woo Woo Sauce.  Stir to incorporate, then turn heat to medium-high, testing for salt before it gets too hot.

When butter is starting to pop, add in shrimp and cook for 4-5 minutes, turning often.  Remove shrimp when they are opaque.

Pour shrimp and butter sauce into a bowl for serving.  Serve atop white rice, if desired, and with plenty of the delicious butter sauce.  Garnish with green onions or parlsey.  Serve with toasted bread.