I've made this recipe over and over and over again. It's positively our favorite way to eat shrimp. Occasionally, I'll serve over rice to make use of the extra sauce. Yummmm. Keep an eye on those shrimp, though - mine are always done long before the 25 minutes are up.
Big Easy Barbecue Shrimp
Created in 1954 at Pascal's Manale Italian restaurant in New Orleans, Barbecue Shrimp soon became a spiral-bound classic. The seasonings may vary, but it's always served with a crusty loaf of French bread for soaking up the buttery sauce. This recipe, from Elizabeth Ross of Dallas, first ran to rave reviews in our September 2006 issue.
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- 3 pounds unpeeled large fresh shrimp
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 3 bay leaves
- 2 lemons, sliced
- 2 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 2 tablespoons Asian garlic-chili pepper sauce
- 2 teaspoons hot sauce
- 1 (16-oz.) French baguette, sliced
- Preheat oven to 325°. Place shrimp in a shallow aluminum foil-lined broiler pan. Stir together butter and next 8 ingredients in a saucepan over low heat until butter melts; pour over shrimp. Bake 25 minutes, stirring and turning shrimp after 10 minutes. Serve with French bread.
Bay leaves are an integral seasoning in Cajun and Creole cooking. However, when left whole, as in this recipe, they should not be eaten. For testing purposes only, we used A Taste Of Thai Garlic Chili Pepper Sauce, which is found on the international or Asian aisle of the supermarket.
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