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New Orleans BBQ Shrimp (Serves 4)
24 â head-on, jumbo shrimp (12/15 to the pound)
1/2 lb. sweet, unsalted butter
1 whole lemon
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
4 bay leaves
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon sweet, Hungarian paprika
Â¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Â½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
Â½ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
In a 12-inch skillet, melt the butter. Cut lemon peel in Â½-inch strips and juice the lemon. Add peels and juice to the butter with the garlic, bay leaves, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, peppers and salt. Simmer together over a low heat for 5 minutes. Add the whole shrimp and sautÃ© together over a medium heat until shrimp begin to turn pink, (about 4 â 5 minutes.)
Cover the skillet, remove from the heat and allow all to marinate together for 15 minutes. While itâs marinating, stir the shrimp and sauce every 5 minutes or so.
Serve in soup plates with plenty of crusty, hot bread.