New Orleans BBQ Shrimp Recipe: #1 Top Louisiana Recipe

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New Orleans BBQ Shrimp Recipe – My Daughter Haley’story!

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp recipe has given me my southern cooking reputation.  All of my friends have been begging me to make them southern recipes and I want to make a healthy barbecue shrimp recipe also.  I love to cook but I am limited so I turn to my mom’s healthy easy recipes. Tonight, in honor of us all finishing our last classes, I decided I would make my southern favorite, New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp recipe. Actually, if you want an easy Louisiana cookbook, Gulf Coast Favorites has been great for my college recipes.  I also like her recipe for BBQ Shrimp Tacos.

Yes!! My Mom’s New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp Recipe is My Last Minute Easy Shrimp DinnerHaley cooking New Orleans BBQ Shrimp recipe for New Orleans style BBQ shrimp recipe

And, my last class in college happened to be my swing and Latin dance recital!  I am sure you can imagine how pleased my mother has been with my second semester senior class choices!  I spent most of the early evening at my recital, so I chose to make this BBQ shrimp recipe because it is full of flavor and only takes minutes to prepare!  If you have ever been to New Orleans, most likely you have had Barbecue Shrimp.  I love my New Orleans BBQ Shrimp recipe because it is the easiest Barbecue shrimp recipe ever!! Anyone you make this for will thing you spent well over an hour in the kitchen! Oh, and another great easy shrimp dinner option is serving her BBQ Shrimp Over Cheese Grits

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Don’t forget to pick up a French bread to soak up the sauce. Or you can even try it with my awesome easy crescent roll recipes like this Pull Apart Bread from KITCHEN 101 cookbook– yum!! Truly, if you’ve never made my Louisiana Barbecue Shrimp recipe, you will quickly become the star of the kitchen without much effort. A true Rush Hour Recipe!!!!

Favorite New Orleans BBQ Shrimp Recipe And It’s A Healthy Barbecue Shrimp Recipe

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This Louisiana cookbook wouldn’t be complete without a New Orleans barbecue shrimp recipe and of course, I have a healthy Barbecue Shrimp recipe. I played around in the kitchen to insure the recipe included tons of sauce to dip the French bread, as that is the best part.  Serve with French bread and angel hair pasta.

You’ll love  the simplicity of the recipe and that its actually one of my healthy easy recipes on my healthy food blog. Most BBQ Shrimp recipes have sticks of butter.  This healthy Barbecue Shrimp recipe packs the best flavor without all the fat.  So, enjoy!

Barbecue Shrimp from Holly Clegg trim&TERRIFIC Gulf Coast Favorites

Makes 4–6 servings

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fat-free Italian or creamy onion dressing
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
2 pounds large shrimp (not peeled)
1/3 cup light beer, clam juice or broth
1/2 cup clam juice or fat-free chicken broth

1.  In large nonstick skillet, combine oil, Italian dressing, garlic, onion powder, cayenne, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper over medium heat until sauce begins to boil.
2.  Add shrimp, cook 5 minutes. Add beer and broth, cook another 5–7 minutes or until shrimp are done.

Nutritional information per serving:  Calories 207, Calories from fat (%) 44, Fat (g) 10, Saturated Fat (g) 2, Cholesterol (mg) 196, Sodium (mg) 614, Carbohydrate (g) 6, Dietary Fiber (g) 1, Sugars (g) 2, Protein (g) 22, Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate, 3 lean meat

TERRIFIC TIDBIT:  Peeled shrimp may be used in the recipe if desired, but peeling the shrimp is tons of fun, just have plenty of paper towels.


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If you liked my healthy New Orleans style BBQ shrimp recipe, then you’ll enjoy all my healthy Louisiana Seafood recipes and healthy Cajun recipes on my healthy food blog!  You got it!  I am about healthy cooking!

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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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One thought on “New Orleans BBQ Shrimp Recipe: #1 Top Louisiana Recipe

  1. This actually a very good recipe. I tried it the other day and I was surprised. For a BBQ recipe that’s healthy, I didn’t expect much, but this was really good. Thanks!

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