New Orleans BBQ Shrimp Recipe: #1 Top Louisiana Recipe

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New Orleans BBQ Shrimp Recipe – My Daughter Haley’story!

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp recipe has given me my southern cooking reputation.  All of my friends have been begging me to make them southern recipes and I want to make a healthy barbecue shrimp recipe also.  I love to cook but I am limited so I turn to my mom’s healthy easy recipes. Tonight, in honor of us all finishing our last classes, I decided I would make my southern favorite, New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp recipe. Actually, if you want an easy Louisiana cookbook, Gulf Coast Favorites has been great for my college recipes or just for my favorite healthy Cajun recipes.  I am such fan of her BBQ Shrimp recipe and really like her recipe for BBQ Shrimp Tacos.

My Mom’s New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp Recipe is My Last Minute Easy Shrimp DinnerHaley cooking New Orleans BBQ Shrimp recipe for New Orleans style BBQ shrimp recipe

And, my last class in college happened to be my swing and Latin dance recital!  I am sure you can imagine how pleased my mother has been with my second semester senior class choices!  I spent most of the early evening at my recital, so I chose to make this BBQ shrimp recipe because it is full of flavor and only takes minutes to prepare!  If you have ever been to New Orleans, most likely you have had Barbecue Shrimp.  I love my New Orleans BBQ Shrimp recipe because it is the easiest Barbecue shrimp recipe ever!! Anyone you make this for will thing you spent well over an hour in the kitchen! Oh, and another great easy shrimp dinner option is serving her BBQ Shrimp Over Cheese Grits

My Mom’s Pull Apart Bread Goes Great With  Her New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp RecipeEasy Pull Apart Bread serve with healthy barbecue shrimp recipesEasy Pull Apart Bread


Don’t forget to pick up a French bread to soak up the scrumptious New Orleans BBQ Shrimp sauce.  Or you can even try it with my awesome easy crescent roll recipes like this Pull Apart Bread from KITCHEN 101 cookbook– yum!! This is the easiest bread ever and everyone always enjoys it.

Truly, if you’ve never made my healthy Barbecue Shrimp recipe, you will quickly become the star of the kitchen without much effort. A true Rush Hour Recipe! 

Favorite New Orleans BBQ Shrimp Recipe And It’s A Healthy Barbecue Shrimp Recipe

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This Louisiana cookbook wouldn’t be complete without a New Orleans barbecue shrimp recipe and of course, I have a healthy Barbecue Shrimp recipe. I played around in the kitchen to insure the recipe included tons of sauce to dip the French bread, as that is the best part.  I serve my healthy BBQ Shrimp recipe with French bread and angel hair pasta.

You’ll love the simplicity of the recipe and that its actually one of my healthy easy recipes on my healthy food blog. Most BBQ Shrimp recipes have sticks of butter and are so unhealthy.  This healthy Barbecue Shrimp recipe packs the best flavor without all the fat.  You also can whip it up for a last minute meal. So, enjoy!

Healthy Barbecue Shrimp recipe from Holly Clegg trim&TERRIFIC Gulf Coast Favorites

Sort of messy but oh so good, have a roll of paper towels and an empty bowl for shells on the table to enjoy my New Orleans style BBQ shrimp recipe.  Part of the fun of this recipe is peeling the shrimp but I you can use the same recipe with already peeled shrimp.

Makes 4–6 servings

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fat-free Italian or creamy onion dressing
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
2 pounds large shrimp (not peeled)
1/3 cup light beer, clam juice or broth
1/2 cup clam juice or fat-free chicken broth

1.  In large nonstick skillet, combine oil, Italian dressing, garlic, onion powder, cayenne, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper over medium heat until sauce begins to boil.
2.  Add shrimp, cook 5 minutes. Add beer and broth, cook another 5–7 minutes or until shrimp are done.

Nutritional information per serving:  Calories 207, Calories from fat (%) 44, Fat (g) 10, Saturated Fat (g) 2, Cholesterol (mg) 196, Sodium (mg) 614, Carbohydrate (g) 6, Dietary Fiber (g) 1, Sugars (g) 2, Protein (g) 22, Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate, 3 lean meat

TERRIFIC TIDBIT:  Peeled shrimp may be used in the recipe if desired, but peeling the shrimp is tons of fun, just have plenty of paper towels.


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If you liked my healthy New Orleans style BBQ shrimp recipe, then you’ll enjoy all my healthy Louisiana Seafood recipes and healthy Cajun recipes on my healthy food blog!  You got it!  I am about healthy cooking! Best of all you still get to enjoy all your favorite recipes with me.  I prepare the recipes better for you and even give you favorite Cajun healthy recipes. From a healthy BBQ Shrimp recipe to Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, you can easily make all your Louisiana classic recipes.

Three Large Nonstick Skillets To Cook BBQ Shrimp Recipe!

I believe in nonstick skillets for healthier cooking.  Another reason I use nonstick cookware is I think it cleans easier.  Here’s three skillets that I personally like and they are different prices.  Whatever cookware is your choice, just go with nonstick cookware for healthy easy recipes. Take a quick peek at these favorite options.

 Anolon Advanced Hard-Anodized Nonstick Large Skillet with Helper Handle, 14 Simply Calphalon Nonstick 5-qt. Sauté Pan & Cover Farberware Dishwasher Safe Nonstick Aluminum Covered Jumbo Cooker, 6 quart

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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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One thought on “New Orleans BBQ Shrimp Recipe: #1 Top Louisiana Recipe

  1. This actually a very good recipe. I tried it the other day and I was surprised. For a BBQ recipe that’s healthy, I didn’t expect much, but this was really good. Thanks!

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