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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
  • Scant 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • Scant 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


  • For Barbecue Butter: Soften butter at room temperature to 70-80 degrees. Place butter in mixing bowl; add pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt, rosemary, garlic, Worcestershire, Tabasco, and water. Whip on high speed 3 minutes or until thoroughly blended. Refrigerate to 40 degrees. The following shrimp recipe will use 1 cup of the butter; reserve extra for another use. Makes about 2 1/2 cups 
  • For Shrimp: Pour olive oil in a hot saute pan. Add shrimp to the saute pan and cook on one side for 1-2 minutes. (Don't crowd; if necessary, use 2 pans. A 12-inch pan will accommodate 1 pound of shrimp.) Reduce heat to medium, turn shrimp, and add the chopped green onion. Cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Add white wine and cook until reduced to 1/4 cup. Stir in 1 cup cold Barbecue Butter, reduce heat to low and cook and stir frequently until shrimp are just done (white throughout, moist and tender), approximately 1 1/2 minutes. Take care not to overcook the shrimp. Serve immediately in a bowl preheated to 160 degrees.


Calories: 1184kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 98g | Saturated Fat: 59g | Cholesterol: 529mg | Sodium: 2660mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 57.9% | Vitamin C: 11.7% | Calcium: 24.6% | Iron: 29%
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