New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp


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Add a little southern taste to your shrimp and throw them on the barbecue for a deliciously Cajun flavor.

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  • 6 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric
  • 32 large shrimp (about 1-1/2 lb.), in their shells

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To make the marinade, in a small sauté pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the remaining marinade ingredients. Stir and allow to cool at room temperature.

Using a sharp knife split open the back of each shrimp and devein it. Place the shrimp in a large, resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly. Turn the bag to distribute the marinade, place in a bowl, and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.

Remove the shrimp from the bag and discard the marinade. Grill over direct high heat until the shrimp are just opaque in the center and firm to the touch, 2-4 minutes, turning once halfway through grilling time. Remove from the grill and serve warm or at room temperature with rice, if desired.

Yield: 4 servings

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