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BBQ Shrimp (New Orleans Style)

Perfectly cooked shrimp in a tangy Creole sauce - what could be better?
Course Main Course
Cuisine Seafood, Southern
Keyword easy to make, high protein, low carb
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinate 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 478kcal

Equipment

  • Large skillet with lid
  • Large spoon or silicone spatula

Ingredients

For the Sauce

  • cup white wine or beer, or chicken broth
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning store-bought or make your own
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1-2 dashes hot sauce to taste

For the Shrimp

  • 1 ½ pounds shrimp deveined, unpeeled
  • 1 lemon sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¾ cup butter 1 ½ sticks, sliced, at room temperature

To Serve (All Optional)

  • chopped scallions
  • chopped fresh parsley
  • crusty bread
  • zucchini noodles
  • cooked pasta
  • rice

Instructions

  • Add worcestershire sauce, white wine, garlic, bay leaves, Creole seasoning, smoked paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and hot sauce to large skillet. Gently stir to incorporate all ingredients and bring liquid to boil over medium-high heat.
    Ingredients for BBQ shrimp sauce in large skillet.
  • Once liquid begins to boil, reduce heat to medium. Add shrimp and lemon rounds to skillet. Cover with lid and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until shrimp are opaque and slightly curled.
    BBQ shrimp and lemon rounds in a large skillet.
  • Remove skillet from heat completely. Gently stir in lemon juice and slices of room-temperature butter, stirring until sauce is fully combined.
    Overhead view of BBQ shrimp in a large skillet with a wooden spoon.
  • Remove bay leaves from sauce. Divide shrimp into equal portions with desired sides. Spoon sauce over shrimp, garnish with chopped scallions and parsley if desired, and serve immediately.

Notes

  • If you're heat-averse, you can skip the hot sauce in the sauce ingredients. Serve it at the table, though, so your guests can add it as they like.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 365mg | Sodium: 479mg | Potassium: 531mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1765IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 2g