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{A Quick Meal} New Orleans Style Barbecued Shrimp

June 25, 2014

Y’all know I loves a quick meal. Nothing grinds my nerves so, than being stuck in a hot kitchen in the summer.

This week I went with a recipe that I’ve made before but it’s been awhile. I even mentioned it last year on my 5 Quick and Easy Meals for Summer post.

I got the recipe from Martha Stewart. The only tweak I made was substituting Old Bay for the Cajun Seasoning in hopes that it wouldn’t be so spicy this time around and it worked. I served ours with rice but I could easily see subbing the rice for grits. I wish I would’ve thought of that. Nothing like creamy grits with fish or shrimp.


Barbecued Shrimp

Mimimal chopping was involved


You do know everything tastes better with a little butter.


5-7 minutes in the pan


Ready to eat


Here’s the recipe


    • Coarse salt
    • 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 1 large celery stalk, diced small ( 3/4 cup)
    • 1 small bunch scallions, white and green parts separated and thinly sliced
    • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
    • 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
    • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 large lemon, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
    • 1 3/4 pounds shell-on extra-large shrimp, deveined


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 1/4 cups salted water to a boil. Add rice, stir, and return to a boil. Cover, reduce to a simmer, and cook until rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove pot from heat and let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large heavy pot, melt butter over medium-high. Add celery, scallion whites, and garlic and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add Creole seasoning and cook until fragrant, 1 minute.
  3. Add Worcestershire, lemon, and shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are pink and coated with sauce, about 4 minutes. Serve shrimp over rice with scallion greens on top.

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  • Reply
    June 25, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Looks delicious! I will try this soon!

  • Reply
    June 25, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Looks yummy and super easy.

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    Baby Shopaholic
    June 25, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    This looks delish! I got some jumbo shrimp in the fridge and I will be trying this!

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    Tori | Glasses and Glitter
    June 25, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Dee made something similar and I was drooling at that. This looks delish! I’m make it one day!

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    Kim Jackson
    June 25, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Yummers! That sounds so tasty! I don’t do butter but I could easily substituting with olive oil. I may have to give it a try!

  • Reply
    June 25, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Looks delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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