Firecracker Shrimp

Total Time:
9 min
5 min
4 min

1 serving

  • 5 large shrimp
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce, recipe follows
  • Drizzle horseradish sauce, recipe follows
  • Peel shrimp, leaving head and tail on. Place barbecue sauce in skillet and set on medium heat. Place shrimp in skillet and cook until they turn pink, approximately 2 minutes on 1 side, and 1 1/2 minutes on the other side. Remove shrimp from skillet and place on plate, pouring any extra sauce from the skillet on top of the shrimp. Drizzle a small amount of horseradish sauce on top of the shrimp and serve.

Barbecue Sauce:
  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 cups orange juice

  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter

  • 1 quart ketchup

  • 1/2 cup lime juice

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons dry mustard

  • 2 tablespoons hot paprika

  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 heaping teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 2 tablespoon hot sauce

  • 2 tablespoons tamarind paste

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • Place onions in a food processor with the motor running and then add 1/2 cup of orange juice. In a large pot, melt butter on medium heat and add the onion puree. Add the 1 1/2 cups of orange juice and the rest of the ingredients. Stir and cook on low heat for approximately 25 minutes.

Horseradish Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup pure horseradish

  • 1/4 cup Creole mustard

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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Absolutely a 10 plus. If you don't like spicy, this is not the dish for you! I am going to use BBQ recipe for lots of different dishes. Excellent : item not reviewed by moderator and published
My favorite shrimp recipe, period. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We couldn't get enough of the sauce, so we used it as a dip aferwards... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone loved this. Once you make the barbeque sauce it was a very easy dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown