New Orleans Style Shrimp
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp ancho chili pepper powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
2 lbs extra large shrimp, peeled and deveined
5 Tbs unsalted butter
3 large garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbs lemon juice, from one lemon
3 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
Mix the paprika, ancho chili powder, cumin, sugar and salt together in a large bowl. Add the shrimp to the spices and toss to coat evenly. Set aside.
Melt the butter over medium heat in a 12-inch skillet. Add the garlic and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, for one minute. Do not brown. Add the shrimp and continue cooking over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the shrimp are almost cooked but still opaque in spots, 3-4 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons water and cook until shrimp are done, 1-2 minutes more. Scatter scallions over top and serve with rice.