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The Hirshon New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

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  • 2 pounds butter (Yes, you read right. Two pounds. Eight sticks)
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  • 2 tablespoons Paul Prudhonme’s Creole Seasoning (highly preferred), made as follows (with lots leftover for later use)
  • 1/2 cup Kosher Salt
  • 1/3 cup Paprika
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Garlic
  • 4 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1/3 cup Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 3 Tbsp White Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Thyme
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Basil
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Oregano
  • Combine all ingredients and place in an airtight jar or plastic container.
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  • 1 tablespoon finely minced rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 ounces good beer (microbrewery strongly preferred)
  • 810 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 medium onion, very finely minced
  • 3 ribs celery, de-stringed and very finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Liquid Smoke (hickory) – optional
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 teaspoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 pounds shrimp, heads and shells on


  1. Melt a stick of the butter in a skillet. Saute the garlic, onions, celery, parsley, rosemary, thyme, oregano and other spices for about 3 minutes.
  2. Melt the rest of the butter. Add the beer (drink the rest of the bottle) and the liquid smoke (if using). Add the sauteed items plus their butter, as well as the Worcestershire and lemon juice.
  3. Cover the shrimp in the seasoned butter, using as many baking dishes as you require. Make sure the shrimp are pretty much submerged. If they’re not…melt more butter and add it to the sauce. Bake in a 350 degree oven until the shrimp just turn pink, about 15 minutes.
  4. Serve in big bowls. Put in a handful of shrimp and ladle lots of the spicy butter sauce over it. Roll up your sleeves and wear a bib (DO NOT wear nice clothes when eating this!) Serve with plenty of French bread (or heretically, pasta) to sop up the delicious shrimp-flavored butter sauce!
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