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Barbecued Shrimp

Barbecued Shrimp 2.000
Jun 27, 2007

These are not done on the grill, but rather get their barbecued flavor from the seasoning blend.

Because this recipe makes a tasty, butter-rich sauce, serve the shrimp with lots of crusty bread for dipping, or on a platter with cooked rice mounded in the middle and the shrimp and sauce surrounding it.


Servings: 2 - 4

Yield: Makes 4 appetizer servings or 2 main-course servings

Ingredients
  • 1 pound large, heads-on shrimp, rinsed and drained (about 2 dozen)
  • 8 to 12 tablespoons (1 to 1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning blend, such as Chef Paul Prudhomme's Seafood Magic or Blackened Redfish Magic
  • 1/2 cup shrimp or fish stock
  • 1/4 cup beer

Directions

Pinch off and discard the portion of the shrimp heads from the eyes forward (including the eyes). Leave as much as possible of the orange-colored fat from the head attached to the body. Set aside.

Combine 8 tablespoons of the butter with the garlic, Worcestershire sauce and seafood seasoning blend in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. When the butter has just melted, add the shrimp. Cook for 2 minutes, shaking (versus stirring) in a back-and-forth motion. Add the remaining 4 tablespoons butter and the stock. Cook for 2 minutes, shaking the skillet. Add the beer and cook for 1 minute, shaking the skillet. Remove from the heat and transfer to shallow soup bowls. Serve immediately


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Adapted from chef Paul Prudhomme.

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (based on 4 with 3 tablespoons sauce): 245


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 15g 23%

Saturated Fat: 9g 45%

Cholesterol: 207mg 69%

Sodium: 1073mg 45%

Total Carbohydrates: 2g 1%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 24g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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