Barbecued Shrimp

Barbecued Shrimp

Author: Patti LaBelle, Entertainer
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes


  • 24 large shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon ground cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces Butter unsalted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic, mince
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup basic fish stock
  • 1/4 cup beer, room temperature


  1. Rinse shrimp in cold water, drain, and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the seasoning mix ingredients.
  3. Combine 4 ounces of butter, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and seasoning mix in a large skillet over high heat.
  4. When butter is melted, add the shrimp. Cook for about 2 minutes, shaking the pan gently back and forth.
  5. Add the remaining butter and fish stock. Continue cooking for another few minutes.
  6. Add the beer and cook for a minute or so longer.
  7. Remove from heat. Serve immediately in bowls with French bread for dipping or with rice.