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NOLA-Style BBQ Shrimp

NOLA-Style BBQ Shrimp is the one Louisiana dish you don’t want to miss; rich in taste from being cooked in a deliciously sinful, spiked buttery sauce of Worcestershire sauce, real unsalted butter, a splash of hot sauce, lemon juice, minced garlic, and herbs and spices for that decadent flavor you have come to expect from and NOLA-style recipe.

The NOLA-Style BBQ Shrimp recipe we all know and love dearly; really isn’t true to its name in any shape or form. There will never be any hickory, mesquite wood or hot coals involved in this delicious shrimp recipe. That rich spiked buttery sauce will never see the light of any BBQ sauces that have been sweetened with honey, brown sugar or even blackstrap molasses.

NOLA-Style BBQ ShrimpLike all good recipes, there seems to be a bit of a legend behind this recipe; it’s been said this recipe was created in during the 1950s in the kitchen of none other than an Italian family 100-year-old restaurant named Pascal’s Manale, at  1838 Napoleon Ave, New Orléans, LA 70115. That’s right if you’re in NOLA you can still order that fantastic recipe from their menu.

I make my BBQ Shrimp recipe a little differently, I like my shrimp to absorb the rich butter flavor along with the peppery flavor of the Worcestershire sauce. Many people may cook theirs in the Worcestershire and seasonings then add the real butter;  I call nonsense on that one. If I’m going to splurge with all this rich butter, I am going to enjoy that flavor to the fullest.

 

 

 

NOLA-Style BBQ Shrimp is the one Louisiana dish you don't want to miss; rich in taste from being cooked in a deliciously sinful, spiked buttery sauce of Worcestershire sauce, real unsalted butter, a splash of hot sauce, lemon juice, minced garlic, and herbs and spices for that decadent flavor

If you are on a diet or watching your cholesterol, trust me when I say this recipe isn’t for you…

 

 

 
 
NOLA Style BBQ Shrimp
  • 24 Jumbo Gulf Shrimp or 2 pounds shells on
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter
  • 2/3 of a cup of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of hot sauce
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • Juice of 3 fresh lemons
  • 5 finely minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon of Cajun or Creole seasoning
  • 1/2 of a teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1/2 of a teaspoon of thyme
  • 1/2 of a teaspoon of freshly cracked black peppercorns
  • 2 sliced lemons
  • chopped green onions
  • French baguette
Directions 
  1. Lightly rinse 24 jumbo Gulf shrimp or 2 pounds in cold water; do not remove the shells. Place in a colander until ready.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large cast-iron or metal skillet on medium heat; add 2 sticks of unsalted butter and melt.
  3. Once unsalted butter has melted in metal skillet; add Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, zest of 2 lemons, juice of 3 lemons, finely minced garlic cloves, Cajun or Creole seasoning, smoked paprika, thyme, and freshly cracked peppercorns. Reduce heat to low.
  4. Add 24 jumbo Gulf shrimp or 2 pounds of shrimp to cast iron or the metal skillet on low heat, cook until the Jumbo Gulf shrimp shells become a nice pink color.
  5. Remove from heat; place in separate serving bowls, ladle with pan sauce, garnish with lemon slices and green onions.
  6. Serve with a fresh French Baguette and extra hot sauce if desired.

 

 

 

 

 

5 from 18 votes
NOLA-Style BBQ Shrimp
NOLA-Style BBQ Shrimp
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
NOLA-Style BBQ Shrimp is the one Louisiana dish you don’t want to miss; rich in taste from being cooked in a deliciously sinful, spiked buttery sauce of Worcestershire sauce, real unsalted butter, a splash of hot sauce, lemon juice, minced garlic and herbs and spices for that decadent flavor you have come to expect from and NOLA-style recipe.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Cajun
Keyword: BBQ Shrimp, shrimp
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 373 kcal
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 24 Jumbo Gulf Shrimp shells on
  • 2 sticks Unsalted Butter
  • 2/3 cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Hot sauce
  • Juice of 3 fresh lemons
  • 5 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun or Creole seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon Freshly cracked black peppercorns
  • 2 Sliced Lemons
  • Chopped green onions
  • French baguette
Instructions
  1. Lightly rinse 24 jumbo Gulf shrimp or 2 pounds in cold water; do not remove the shells. Place in a colander until ready.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large cast-iron or metal skillet on medium heat; add 2 sticks of unsalted butter and melt.
  3. Once unsalted butter has melted in metal skillet; add Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, zest of 2 lemons, juice of 3 lemons, finely minced garlic cloves, Cajun or Creole seasoning, smoked paprika, thyme, and freshly cracked peppercorns. Reduce heat to low.
  4. Add 24 jumbo Gulf shrimp or 2 pounds of shrimp to cast iron or the metal skillet on low heat, cook until the Jumbo Gulf shrimp shells become a nice pink color.
  5. Remove from heat; place in separate serving bowls, ladle with pan sauce, garnish with lemon slices and green onions.
  6. Serve with a fresh French Baguette and extra hot sauce if desired.

 

 
 
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NOLA-Style BBQ Shrimp is the one Louisiana dish you don't want to miss; rich in taste from being cooked in a deliciously sinful, spiked buttery sauce of Worcestershire sauce, real unsalted butter, a splash of hot sauce, lemon juice, minced garlic, and herbs and spices for that decadent flavor you have come to expect from and NOLA-style recipe.

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33 Comments

  • Reply
    Cookilicious
    March 25, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Looks like one hearty NOLA shrimp weeknight meal!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      March 27, 2019 at 6:06 am

      Thank you, it is wonderful, and I hope you enjoy it!!

  • Reply
    Chris Collins
    March 25, 2019 at 11:15 am

    This BBQ recipe has got be SO excited for summer! I love just about anything with shrimp so this is right up my street!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      March 27, 2019 at 6:06 am

      What I love about this recipe Chris is you don’t need a BBQ grill or summer! It’s only a namesake. Thanks for dropping in!

  • Reply
    Toni
    March 25, 2019 at 11:10 am

    It was such a huge hit at my house! SO good!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      March 27, 2019 at 6:05 am

      I am so happy to hear this, Toni, thank you for sharing.

  • Reply
    Toni
    March 25, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Everyone at my house loved it! Such an easy shrimp recipe!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      March 27, 2019 at 6:04 am

      Thank you, Toni, that makes my day!

  • Reply
    Liz
    March 25, 2019 at 10:56 am

    We’re going to New Orleans next month so I’ve been looking up recipes like this to get us ready and excited!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      March 27, 2019 at 6:04 am

      That’s awesome, you will love it there. So beautiful!

  • Reply
    Caroliine
    March 25, 2019 at 10:49 am

    I love Cajun and Creole flavors, and now that my kids have become shrimp fans, I’ve been on the hunt for more ideas. This looks great!

  • Reply
    justine @ Full Belly SIsters
    November 12, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Ooh, this looks like pure comfort food—amazing!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      March 25, 2019 at 10:33 am

      Thank you, so much glad you enjoyed the recipe Justine

  • Reply
    klg1982
    November 11, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    This is awesome! now I want to make some!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      March 25, 2019 at 10:33 am

      This is a really awesome recipe to serve alone or with rice! Hope you enjoy it!

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