Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cajun BBQ Shrimp

This spicy appetizer comes together quickly and can be doubled to serve a crowd. Be sure to serve this with crusty bread to dip in the sauce!

Cajun BBQ Shrimp

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon powdered rosemary
2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon medium or hot paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Heat butter and oil together in a cast iron or heavy skillet over low heat until butter melts. Add spices and seasonings and simmer 3-4 minutes, stirring often. Add shrimp and cook 4-5 minutes, turning once, until shrimp is just cooked through. Be careful not to overcook. Serve with French bread. Serves 4 as an appetizer.

Spices and seasonings added to melted butter and oil

Mixture has simmered 3-4 minutes

Shrimp added to skillet

Shrimp is just cooked through and ready to serve

Served in a shallow bowl with French bread

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