New Orleans Style Shrimp

Here is a super easy and fast week night meal.  You can tone down the spices to suit your taste.




New Orleans Style Shrimp

Serves 4

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.


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