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Home/Recipe/New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp Recipe

New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp Recipe


  • 1/2 lb butter
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • small handful of whole basil leaves
  • 3 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1.5 lbs of head-on shrimp
  • French bread for dipping – Optional

In a large skillet over medium heat, put in olive oil and butter. Once butter has melted, put in the garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes. Put the rest of the ingredients, besides the shrimp, into the skillet. Once everything is combined, put the shrimp in. You’ll want to try and spread out the shrimp so they are not piled on top of each other. Let that cook for 2-3 minutes on one side then flip them and cook the other side for another 2-3 minutes. If you are using shrimp that are fairly larger, you’ll want to cook the shrimp for another minute or two longer per side.

Remove from heat and transfer everything into a large bowl. Put a fresh squeeze of lemon over the finished product just before eating. Serve this up with some bread for dipping which we usually grill or bake. If you want some additional heat, add more hot sauce or a dash of cayenne. This was just the perfect level of spice for us. Let us know how you like the recipe! Enjoy.

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