New Orleans-Style BBQ Shrimp
Food and Drink

Courtesy of Smithey Ironware Company,

New Orleans-Style BBQ Shrimp

Serves: 4 – 6


12 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

2 lemons

5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

3 fresh bay leaves

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

1/4 teaspoon cayenne

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

2 pounds large white shrimp, shells on

1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt

freshly ground black pepper, to taste

good crusty bread, for serving

Melt 8 tablespoons butter in the Carbon Steel Round Roaster over medium heat. Thinly slice 1 of the lemons into ¼-inch thick slices; remove and discard the seeds. Add sliced lemon, sliced garlic, and fresh bay leaves to the melted butter and sauté gently over medium heat for 3 minutes. Stir in smoked paprika and cayenne and cook for 1 minute longer.

Add shrimp and swirl to coat them in the butter. Cook for 2-3 minutes, gently turning the shrimp, just until they turn pink. Add Worcestershire and the juice from the remaining lemon (about 2 tablespoons). Simmer 2-3 minutes until the shrimp are cooked through and coated in the sauce. Gently stir in the remaining 4 tablespoons butter until melted.

Remove from heat and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately with crusty bread for dipping.