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Ruth Chris Steak House Barbecue Shrimp Orleans

Barbecue shrimp makes a delicious appetizer or even entree. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun
Keyword Ruth Chris Steak House Barbecue Shrimp Orleans
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 1184kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 1 pound butter
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole dried rosemary leaves (measured, then finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup garlic chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons water
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pound Shrimp (16-20 count), cleaned, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 4 slices sour dough bread


Shrimp Barbecue Butter

  • Soften butter at room temperature of 70-80 degrees. Place butter in a mixing bowl and add black pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, garlic, rosemary, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, and water. 
  • Whip the butter mixture on high-speed setting for 3 minutes or until well blended. Refrigerate to about 40 degrees. 

The Shrimp

  • The shrimp recipe will use 1 cup of the barbecue butter; reserve the extra for another use.
  • Pour olive oil into a preheated saute pan. Add the shrimp and saute on one side for 1-2 minutes. (Don’t crowd the shrimp; you might need 2 pans. A 12-inch pan will hold 1 pound of shrimp.) 
  • Lower heat to medium, turn the shrimp and add the chopped green onion. Cook for an extra 1 to 2 minutes. 
  • Add white wine and cook until reduced to 1/4 cup. Stir in 1 cup of the refrigerated barbecue butter, turn heat down to low and cook, stirring frequently, until shrimp are just done (white throughout but tender and moist - about 1 1/2 minutes). Be careful not to overcook the shrimp. 
  • Serve immediately in a warm bowl.


Calories: 1184kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 98g | Saturated Fat: 59g | Cholesterol: 529mg | Sodium: 2660mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2895IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 246mg | Iron: 5.2mg
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