BBQ Shrimp

it’s officially Lent and that means i have to quit chewing my nails for Lent that i can no longer eat meat on fridays. see, i AM a good catholic boy. so i’ll be posting food porn based on non-meat meals. tonight i feature, BBQ Shrimp. now BBQ shrimp is AMAZING!!!! i should also point out fellah’s that it’s a VERY sexy dish to make for a date. you have to eat it with your hands and it’s messy. food+messy+using your hands=TINGLE CRACK. you can cook this in a relatively short time and it can even be ladled over pasta (i prefer linguine or angel hair). i’d recommend making it once with a 1/2 lb of shrimp and 1/4 of the ingredients listed. adjust the worchestershire sauce and seasonings to suit you. then when you cook for her it’ll be battle-ready. you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to….let’s get to it. you need:

  • 2 lbs unpeeled shrimp
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 2-4 teaspoons cajun seasoning (or seasoning salt)
  • 3-6 cloves of chopped garlic (i use 3 TBS of garlic paste….i’m lazy)
  • 2 1/2 sticks os butter, cubed
  • 2-4 TBS cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)
  • French bread (or a baguette, cut in half…..then cut into 3-4″ slices)

place all the ingredients in a roasting pan (3 qt works fine). you basically want a layer 2 shrimp deep. place the rack in the center of your oven, and place the shrimp under the broiler. cook in 4 minute intervals, remove from oven, stir and place back in the oven for another 4 minutes. it’s usually done after 4 passes in the oven. plate and serve with the french bread slices.

the players

ready for the oven


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17 Comments on “BBQ Shrimp”

  1. Erm, Danny, is it bad if I get salivary gland tingle?
    Are you deliberately running chef game on me?

    Stop it, it’s Lent!

  2. Stingray says:

    We will be having salmon for Lent tonight at the Stingray house, but I think next Friday I may be giving this a go. It looks amazing. Thanks!

  3. Stingray says:

    Question, does Old Bay work as a decent replacement for the Cajun seasoning or is it worth it to purchase the real thing?

  4. ASF says:

    I tried one of your recipes once…the carne gordita or whatever it was. Mine did not come out looking like your picture. I figure it was due to my culinary incompetence, or maybe you omitted things that you normally do and I didn’t know.

  5. just visiting says:

    Well, I’m hoping to weave some enchantment, so hopefully this recipe will do the trick.

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  7. […] for your Lenten meal, i’ll link my recipe for BBQ shrimp […]

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