New Orleans-Style BBQ Shrimp








1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup unsalted butter

12 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled

2 bay leaves

4 sprigs fresh thyme

3 tablespoons dry sherry

1 tablespoon paprika

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 pound fresh or frozen large shrimp in shells, peeled (if desired) and deveined

Lemon wedges

Crusty French bread slices

  1. In a large cast-iron skillet, combine olive oil, butter, garlic, bay leaves, and thyme. For a charcoal grill, place skillet on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 3 to 5 minutes or until butter melts, stirring occasionally. In a medium bowl, combine sherry, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, and kosher salt. Add shrimp. Toss to combine. Add shrimp mixture to the hot skillet. Cook and stir shrimp for 3 to 5 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce to medium heat. Place skillet on grill rack over heat. Grill as above.)
  2. Transfer shrimp and sauce mixture to a serving dish. Have your guests remove the shells, if present, from the shrimp as they eat them. Serve with lemon wedges and French bread slices. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (New Orleans-Style BBQ Shrimp)

Per serving: 177 kcal , 14 g fat (5 g sat. fat , 81 mg chol. , 185 mg sodium , 3 g carb. , 9 g pro.