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Cajun-Style Barbecued Shrimp


A big pot of quick-cooking seafood turns a weeknight meal into a party. Let the good times roll!

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, April 2010


  • Coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large celery stalk, diced small ( 3/4 cup)
  • 1 small bunch scallions, white and green parts separated and thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large lemon, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  • 1 3/4 pounds shell-on extra-large shrimp, deveined


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 1/4 cups salted water to a boil. Add rice, stir, and return to a boil. Cover, reduce to a simmer, and cook until rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove pot from heat and let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large heavy pot, melt butter over medium-high. Add celery, scallion whites, and garlic and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add Creole seasoning and cook until fragrant, 1 minute.

  3. Add Worcestershire, lemon, and shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are pink and coated with sauce, about 4 minutes. Serve shrimp over rice with scallion greens on top.

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  • LisiePooh
    11 MAR, 2011
    @megburk: I thought that sounded like a lot of Worcestershire, so I watched the video. Martha uses 1/3c in the video. As she says, leaving the shells on just adds to the eating "experience" - using your hands. I would think that the shell would impart flavor. However, you must lose a lot of the "bbq" sauce this way, so peeled might be better if you really want to get a good amount of sauce. Also, more fork friendly!
  • megburk
    9 MAR, 2011
    Will this be as good with peeled shrimp? Also, 1/2 cup worcestshire sauce seems like it would overpower the dish. IS that the correct amount? I am quite the novice so any advice would be helpful! Thanks!
  • MS10079269
    9 MAR, 2011
    So delicious and healthy, too! Very easy to prepare and great for entertaining.