New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp

What a delicious meal!   These shrimp were so tasty and actually something like we have never tried before. I served them with asparagus sautéed with smoked julienne cut dried tomatoes and a small baked potato.  It was very easy and took about 20  minutes to make from start to finish.  I am certain that this will be requested by the better half, again soon!

Servings: 4 – 6
Total Time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds extra large or jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Mix the paprika, ancho chili powder, cumin, sugar and salt together in a large bowl. Add the shrimp to the spices and toss to coat evenly. Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter over medium heat in a 12-inch skillet. Add the garlic and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, for one minute. Do not brown. Add the shrimp and continue cooking over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the shrimp are almost cooked but still opaque in spots, 3-4 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and water and cook until shrimp are done, 1-2 minutes more. Scatter scallions over top and serve.

Nutrition Information  Per serving (6 servings)

  • Calories: 209
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated fat: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5 g
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 21 g
  • Sodium: 928 mg
  • Cholesterol: 216 m
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