Louisiana-Style Barbecue Shrimp

Main Course

Recipe courtesy of Jyl Benson

Serves 6


Spice Blend

  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons  Spanish pakrika
  • 1 teaspoons  cayenne Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons  Coarse Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground White Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon  Powdered Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon  Celery Seed
  • 3 teaspoons  Ground Cardamom

For the shrimp

  • 4 lbs large Louisiana shrimp, heads and shells intact
  • 3 cups melted butter (6 sticks)
  • 1 head of garlic peeled and bruised
  • 3 lemons
  • 1 recipe BBQ  Spice Blend

Louisiana-Style Barbecue Shrimp 

Louisiana-Style Barbecue Shrimp

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In a moderate oven (350˚F), place a large baking pan (approx. 10” X 16” x2 1/2” or thereabouts) or large cast iron skillet and melt all the butter.

With a vegetable peeler, strip the lemons of their skin, juice them and add the juice and skins (not the pulp) to the butter and stir (in the oven). Add the garlic, stir and cook 5 minutes. Add the seasoning spices, stir and cook 5 minutes more.

Raise the oven temperature to 400˚F and add the shrimp (mix ‘em up!) cook 8-10 minutes or until pink and solid to the touch.

Serve with toasted French bread and plenty of napkins.

NOTE: For more intense flavor, make the sauce, let cool and marinate shrimp 1-4 hours, fire up the broiler and cook under the flame stirring until done and lightly browned. 8-10 minutes.

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<p>I could not find the B-B-Q spice blend recipe.&nbsp; This dish makes me hungry!</p>

<p>Oops, I see it in the recipe now!&nbsp; Sorry!</p>