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Friday, January 29, 2016

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

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   Shrimp are one of my favorite little creatures to eat and any food with a New Orleans flare is good in my book. I made these one night when we were splurging on a seafood dinner made at home. If you master the knack of not over cooking seafood, it can be made cheaper doing it yourself. Sometimes it's just a bit of trick on how to prepare. 
   But shrimp are very easy to cook and they pick up seasoning well. This is a nice flavorful dish that almost anyone can master and takes little time to prepare.

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp 
20 large (16/20) shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 oz. canola oil
2 T. green onions, chopped

2 oz. white wine
1 tsp. garlic, chopped
4 T. Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp. hot sauce
1/2  tsp. cayenne
1/2  tsp. paprika
8 ounces (2 sticks) salted butter

Heat a large cast iron skillet to high Add oil and cook shrimp until they are just done. Cook in batches if you don't have a large skillet. Remove shrimp and set aside on a plate.

Add green onions to skillet and cook for 1 minute. Add white wine and let simmer until it is reduced by half.

When the wine is reduced add chopped garlic, Worcestershire, hot sauce, cayenne pepper and paprika. Shake the pan well and cook for 1 minute. Reduce the heat to low.

Cut butter into chunks and slowly add to pan, shaking the skillet to melt butter.

Continue to add butter and shake until all it's melted. Add shrimp back to pan and toss well to coat with butter and seasonings and to heat the shrimp. Eat immediately.


Serves 4.

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