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New Orleans Barbecued Shrimp

New Orleans Barbecued Shrimp

  • Author: The Commish
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Snack/Appetizer


  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced, for garnish


  1. In a large bowl, combine the paprika, cumin, chile powder, sugar and salt. Fold in the shrimp until coated. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add garlic, stirring frequently. Add shrimp, and continue to stir until nearly cooked through, about 4 minutes. Add Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and water. Continue stirring until shrimp are fully cooked through, about 2 more minutes.
  3. Garnish with scallions, and serve.