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New Orleans BBQ Shrimp- it's not what you think.

Updated on May 6, 2013

Grilled shrimp? Nope!

No Grill Required!
No Grill Required!

Good Shrimp

When you hear BBQ or bar-b-que, visions of charcoal and oak smoke come to mind. When we talk of BBQ Shrimp it a whole 'nuther bird. Broiled shrimp in buttery sauce with bread for dipping is a perfect meal with good friends.

Shrimp Ingredients

What you need:
1 pound fresh heads on shrimp

1 small onion-chopped fine
2 large cloves garlic-crushed
1 small roma tomato-chopped fine
3 green onions chopped fine or one shallot
4 ounces beer (1/2 cup)
4 ounces Worchestershire sauce (1/2 cup)
1 Fresh loaf of FRENCH bread cut into slices 1/2 stick of fresh butter
1 large tablespoon of Cajun Seasoning
1/2 Tablespoon of chopped rosemary Table spoon olive oil
Turn oven on to Broil

Serves 2 or 3

Fresh Is Best

Rinse shrimp in fresh water, keep on ice.
Rinse shrimp in fresh water, keep on ice.

Saute Time!

Add olive oil to pan, heat. Add onions until they start to soften. Add tomato and garlic and a little salt. Cook until soft. Add in the tablespoon of Cajun Seasoning. Stir. Add beer and Worchestershire Sauce.  Reduce for about 5 minutes.
Add olive oil to pan, heat. Add onions until they start to soften. Add tomato and garlic and a little salt. Cook until soft. Add in the tablespoon of Cajun Seasoning. Stir. Add beer and Worchestershire Sauce. Reduce for about 5 minutes.

Time to add Shrimp!

SHAKE pan.. Sprinkle Worchestershire sauce on top of shrimp. Add rosemary . Put under broiler. Broil 2-3 minutes, stir shrimp. Broil 2 more minutes. Remove from oven. Shrimp peels should be slightly brown.
SHAKE pan.. Sprinkle Worchestershire sauce on top of shrimp. Add rosemary . Put under broiler. Broil 2-3 minutes, stir shrimp. Broil 2 more minutes. Remove from oven. Shrimp peels should be slightly brown.

Suck the heads and dip the tails!

Dip the bread in the sauce and eat your fill of shrimp. Warning: You may need a bib!
Dip the bread in the sauce and eat your fill of shrimp. Warning: You may need a bib!

We use a a nice wide pan that is oven safe. You can buy one on eBay or Amazon like we did.

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