Buffalo Shrimp

Side Dish

Recipe courtesy of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture

Serves 8

  • 2 lbs Louisiana shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 3/4 cup buffalo sauce or hot sauce
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • salt, to taste

Shown with Blue Cheese Dip

Buffalo Shrimp

buffalo shrimp 

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Preheat broiler.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the shrimp, olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper, if using. Toss to coat thoroughly. 

Spread half the shrimp on a rimmed cookie sheet and broil on the second rack for 4 minutes. Turn the shrimp over and broil until cooked through; be careful not to overcook. Remove to a bowl.

Wipe off the cookie sheet, add the remaining shrimp, and broil as directed above; add to bowl.

Combine the buffalo or hot sauce and butter. Pour about 1/2 cup over the shrimp and toss; add more sauce if necessary to coat thoroughly. Serve with sliced celery sticks and blue cheese dip, or use the shrimp to stuff a po'boy. Serve any remaining sauce on the side.

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