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Boo’s Bar-B-Que Shrimp

May 11

Boo started cooking in 1970 when she rented her first apartment in the French Quarter in New Orleans. Surround by the sights and sounds of the city, one of the first recipes she picked up was this barbecue shrimp from her sister. It’s a great way to prepare shellfish (use fresh prawns) and a New Orleans favourite. Strangely enough, it doesn’t involve a barbecue at all!



  • serves Serves 6
  • time 45 mins


  1. 1. Place a large pot over a medium heat and add in the oil, butter, rosemary and bay leaves.
  2. 2. When the butter is melted and hot, add in the garlic cloves until tender. Add in the cayenne pepper, worcestershire sauce and lemon juice and bring to a simmer.
  3. 3. Raise the heat and add in the prawns, tossing to coat. Cover and allow to cook for a few minutes until they are cooked through, tossing every now and then.
  4. 4. Just before the shrimp are ready, pour in the wine and bring to a steady boil. Simmer for about 5 minutes and then finally stir through the Tabasco and season to taste.
  5. 5. Allow to sit for at least 15 minutes for the juices to be soaked up.
  6. 6. Serve with hot French bread, angel hair pasta, and a simply dressed salad for an unbelievably delicious little dinner.
  7. 7. In the word's of Boo, "Mama Mia!".

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24 large tiger prawns

200ml of olive oil

8 tbsp of butter

8 cloves of garlic

4 sprigs of rosemary

2 bay leaves

1 lemon

3 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp of cayenne pepper

2 tsp of Tabasco sauce

150ml of white wine

Sea salt and ground black pepper