Famous New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

Famous New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

Famous New Orleans BBQ Shrimp
 
Famous New Orleans BBQ Shrimp
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Ingredients
  • 2-3 lbs. jumbo shrimp, heads on
  • 7 c. cold water
  • 12 T. butter, divided
  • 3 T. finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 t. black pepper
  • 1 T. Cajun seasoning
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 3 T. minced garlic
  • ¼ c. Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ c. Tabasco or hot sauce
  • 3 T. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ c. dark or amber beer
  • 2 loaves of hot French bread, for dipping

Instructions
  1. Peel shrimp, devein, leaving tails on and reserve the heads and shells.
  2. Refrigerate the shrimp.
  3. In Dutch oven, add shrimp heads and shells with the 7 c. of water. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to medium. Stirring occasionally for 15 minutes. Skim any froth as it rises to surface.
  4. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl and set aside.
  5. Reserve 1 c. of the stock. Remaining stock can be refrigerated for 1 week or frozen up to 3 months.
  6. In large skillet, melt 5 T. of butter over high heat.
  7. Add rosemary, pepper, Cajun seasoning, shallot and garlic. Cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  8. Add stock, Worcestershire, Tabasco, and lemon juice.
  9. Add shrimp and cook just until pink and firm.
  10. Add beer and cook 2-3 minutes more.
  11. Decrease heat to low, add remaining butter. Gently stir until butter melts into the sauce.
  12. Serve immediately with bread.

 

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