New Orleans-Style BBQ Prawns


This simple and easy recipe is inspired by a BBQ shrimp dish I had at Mr. B’s Bistro in New Orleans many years ago. These massive prawns are tossed in a buttery Creole sauce and served with crusty french bread. It makes a great appetizer at your next dinner party!


1 1/2 lb large prawns or shrimp, head on, claws and sharp spikes trimmed
1/2 cup Crystal hot sauce
1/2 cup dark beer such as Guinness stout or black lager (optional)
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp black pepper
3 Tbsp creole seasoning
2 cloves garlic, minced
12 Tbsp +2 Tbsp unsalted butter, cold and cubed
1 Tbsp parsley, chopped (garnish)
Crusty French bread (for serving)


Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large heavy bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30-45 seconds. Stir in the lemon juice, beer, Worcestershire, hot sauce, pepper, and creole seasoning. bring the sauce to a simmer, over medium heat until the sauce is reduced by half. Add the prawns to the sauce and cook until done, about 2 minutes per side. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the chilled butter, a cube at a time, until it melts and creates a smooth sauce. Remove from the heat and garnish with parsley serve the prawns with crusty French bread.38246155_10212731550028439_1306469295563210752_o

About Chef Justice Stewart

I am a former construction worker turned chef from NYC that will educate the average cook on how to prepare restaurant quality meals. Please Subscribe to this blog to enjoy some wonderful recipes and tips.

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