Recipe courtesy of Kardea Brown

BBQ Shrimp

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings
This New Orleans classic happens to be one of my favorite ways to eat shrimp. Sweet Carolina shrimp bathe in a spicy butter sauce that's perfect for soppin' up with slices of grilled bread. You've got to try it.



  1. Toss the shrimp with 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a very large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and reserved shrimp heads and shells. Cook until the onion and garlic are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the sherry and cook until the liquid evaporates, about 1 minute. Add the rosemary, bay leaf, stock, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and remaining tablespoon Cajun seasoning. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the sauce reduces by half, 15 to 20 minutes. Pour the sauce through a wire mesh strainer over a liquid measuring cup. Reserve the strained liquid and discard the solids.
  3. Melt the butter in the skillet. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to turn pink, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the reserved sauce and cook until the shrimp are done, 2 to 3 more minutes. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve with the grilled bread.