I came across this recipe by way of my Facebook news feed a couple weeks back. The photo below was so appealing that I decided to attempt to make this shrimp and it didn’t hurt that I had several of the ingredients handy. I haven’t actually tasted the original, but based on the reviews I read online, this is spot on.
I whipped up this dish and I loved it! It was quick and super easy to recreate. I even made a healthier version of the healthy version if that makes sense. I have amended the ingredient list with my changes. Lastly, I really love shrimp! People are always quick to talk about chicken, fish, and turkey as great protein sources, but shrimp is great too. It’s definitely underrated seeing as though just 3 ounces of shrimp packs 21 grams of protein and has only 100 calories! If you are sick of eating the same proteins, give this a try. Your tastebuds will thank you!
“Healthified” Ruth’s Chris New Orleans-Style BBQ Shrimp
-Makes 4 servings
-20 large (16/20) shrimp, peeled and deveined
canola oil olive oil
-1 tablespoon plus 5 teaspoons green onions, chopped
dry white wine white cooking wine
-1 teaspoon fresh chopped garlic
-4 tablespoons Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce (you can use less if desired)
-1 teaspoon Tabasco
-1/2 teaspoon cayenne
-1/2 teaspoon paprika
8 ounces (2 sticks) salted butter 1.5 tablespoons of Smart Balance
*Place a large cast iron skillet on a burner and heat over high heat. Add oil and cook shrimp until they are just done. It’s best to prepare shrimp in batches if you do not have large skillet. Remove shrimp and set aside on a large platter.
*Add green onions to the oil in the skillet and cook for 1 minute. Add white wine and let simmer until it is reduced by half.
*When the wine is reduced by half, add chopped garlic, Worcestershire, Tabasco. cayenne pepper and paprika. Shake the pan well and cook for 1 minute. Reduce the heat to low.
*Cut butter into small chunks with the knife and slowly add into pan, shaking fast to melt butter.
*Continue to add butter and shake until all butter is melted. Add shrimp back to pan and toss well to coat shrimp with butter and seasonings and to heat the shrimp. Place shrimp on four plates and enjoy.
Feast up 🙂