New Orleans-Style Spicy Shrimp Recipe
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New Orleans-Style Spicy Shrimp Recipe

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We have family members who attended college in New Orleans. This shrimp captures their favorite flavors from the Big Easy, with the right touch of spices and heat. —Susan Seymour, Valatie, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3 medium lemons, sliced
  • 2/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons seafood seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian salad dressing mix
  • 4 pounds uncooked shell-on shrimp (31-40 per pound)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • French bread

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without bread): 242 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 211mg cholesterol, 940mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 25g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Microwave, covered, on high 2-3 minutes or until butter is melted; stir until blended.
  2. Divide shrimp and bay leaves between two ungreased 13x9-in. baking dishes. Add half of the lemon mixture to each dish; toss to combine.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, stirring halfway. Remove bay leaves. Serve with bread. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as New Orleans-Style Spicy Shrimp in Taste of Home November 2014, p73

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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ebohuch User ID: 8820941 249387
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2016

"We love this recipe as is. I only adjust amounts to however many people are eating."

khegeman User ID: 2379383 245403
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2016

"We loved this recipe, but I did modify so it would not be too spicy. I eliminated the chili garlic sauce, added only 1 tablespoon of hot sauce, and since I did not have any lemons, I added the equivalent amount of lemon juice. I was delicious and we will definitely make again with the adjustments."

apschwartz User ID: 1393337 234924
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2015

"This was amazing!! Perhaps a bit too much food for 2 people so I will cut everything in half next time."

toolbarsco User ID: 6725667 127948
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2014

"This shrimp recipe is delicious. The lemon slices add a nice layer of flavor. Served over rice.

I will definitely make again."

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