January 5, 2011

January 5th, 2011

Mom has MS, and she decided she was going to make shrimp. It didn't happen because she said she forgot how to cook shrimp.  She is also suffering effects from a concussion she got a few months back, so that also added to her lapse in memory.  It can be frustrating, but you just got to move on.

So I googled Shrimp Dinners, and came across a blurb about Louisiana Style BBQ Shrimp.  It said what the ingridients were and I gave it a crack. 

It was pretty good for guessing the amounts of spices and stuff to put in the dish itself. 

But, just for shits and giggles, here is an actual recipe! Also, I put it over rice, since we didn't have any crusty bread, and that worked too. 


  • 2-3 pounds unpeeled shrimp
  • 1 loaf crusty fresh bread, for dipping
  • Wet Ingredients:
  • 2 sticks real butter
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Dry Herbs:
  • 4 bay leaves, crushed to a powder (or 1/4 teaspoon powdered)
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, powdered with the bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Serves / Yields

8 appetizer servings

Preparation Instructions

Combine all the dry herbs and mix well. Simmer wet ingredients for the sauce on the stovetop. Add the dry herbs, stirring for about 6-7 minutes. Use a large enough pot for the shrimp to fit in a single layer.
Add the shrimp and bring to boil. Lower heat, and cook l0 minutes or more, stirring and lifting, till all are pink. Do not overcook.
Turn off heat, cover pan, and let sit to absorb the flavors for about 15 minutes.
If you prefer, you can bake the shrimp in a 400 degree oven until cooked through. Don't overcook them, they just have to be very hot throughout - too much will toughen. The longer they sit in the sauce, they better they become!

Helpful Hints

Serve this with hot, crusty french bread to dip in the sauce, as you peel the shrimp and eat them. You can adjust the amount of cayenne, depending on your taste. Also, ground Chipotle chile pepper is good in this.

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