New Orleans-Style BBQ Shrimp

  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 10 min
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1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

8 tablespoons unsalted butter

12 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed (about 1 head)

2 bay leaves

4 sprigs thyme

1 pound large shrimp, shell on and deveined

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon sweet paprika

1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 tablespoons dry sherry

3 lemons, cut into wedges

Crusty bread, optional


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. 2. Heat olive oil, butter, garlic, bay leaves, and thyme in a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat until butter melts and garlic and herbs are fragrant, about 5 minutes. 
  3. 3. Toss shrimp, Worcestershire sauce, salt, paprika, and cayenne in a bowl. Add to skillet along with sherry and transfer to oven. Bake until shrimp curl and are pink, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish and serve with lemon wedges and bread.
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