BBQ — Barbecue — Bar-B-Q Shrimp
However you choose to spell BBQ, it still is not going to describe this dish.
On our recent trip to new Orleans, my daughter, Alexis, and I took a cooking class at The New Orleans Cooking Experience. Chique Collier taught the class and I think this may be my favorite recipe I took away from the class. I can’t say enough about how great this Bar-B-Q Shrimp is and you are just going to have to trust me and try it.
When we first booked the class and I read the menu and discovered we were doing BBQ shrimp, I envisioned shrimp swimming in sweet thick, red sauce or skewered shrimp basted and cooked on the “barbie”. Not so. That would not have been what I would have wanted it anyway.
The shrimp in this recipe was marinated in oil, wine and lots of spices and finished at the end of the cooking process with some cream. The recipe called for heads on x-large shrimp which I can normally find in our stores, but I couldn’t find them over the Thanksgiving holiday this year.
Chique told us that typically BBQ shrimp recipes in Louisiana is made with lots of margarine and enough black pepper to completely cover the shrimp. This recipe is so much better than any recipe containing a pound of margarine and black pepper.