Happy Super Bowl Weekend! I'm pulling hard for commercials this year. No team affiliation in the pros, I'm more of a college football fan.

I do love the sport of football and since my son is a big Peyton Manning/Broncos fan I am rolling with them. Who are you rooting for?

Since I am headed to New Orleans today for the Rock N' Roll Half Marathon, I wanted to share this recipe I got from a buddy of mine in New Orleans. Great recipe to try for the big game.

Hopefully the four times I've gone running since I signed up will pay off. Don't do this at home kids.

Without further ado, here is your recipe!

New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp

Serves: 4
  • 2 lbs shrimp, unpeeled
  • ½ lbs butter (real butter, not margarine)
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons Paul Prudhomme Seafood Magic seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 4 oz Tabasco sauce
  • 2 oz Louisiana hot sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce (I dare you to say that W word and sound sober)
  • 2 lemons, sliced, seeds taken out
  • 1 cup dry white wine


  1. In a large saute pan, melt butter and add all ingredients except shrimp.

  2. Bring to a low boil and allow to cook for a moment or two, stirring frequently.

  3. Add shrimp and cook for 5 to 10 minutes until shrimp are just fully cooked.

  4. Be careful not to over cook.

  5. Serve immediately or allow to steep in the juices, covered to stay warm.

It looks like a lot of work, but it isn't that bad once you get started. And for any of you who care, it is Paleo friendly. Hope you like it!