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Spicy Cajun BBQ Shrimp

Serve with crusty French bread and lots of napkins."


1-1/2 pounds medium (28-35 count) shrimp, in shells
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut in 6 pieces
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup beer, at room temperature
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 large bay leaf
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½-3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste
½ teaspoon basil
½ teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon rosemary
½ teaspoon thyme
½ teaspoon kosher salt


Rinse and drain shrimp, pat dry and reserve.
Place the remaining ingredients in a 1-1/2 quart microwave safe round casserole or bowl that is about 4 inches deep. Place in the Cuisinart Compact Microwave and microwave on High for 2-1/2 minutes. Stir. Microwave on 70% power (PL-7) for 4 minutes. Stir. Microwave again on 70% power (PL-7) for 4 minutes. Stir well. Add shrimp and stir to coat. Microwave on High (PL-10) for 3 minutes. Stir. Microwave on High (PL-10) for 1 minute. Stir and let stand for 2 minutes to complete cooking. If there are any shrimp that appear undercooked at this point, return to the microwave and cook on High for 30 second increments, letting stand for 1 minute after each.
Serve Spicy Cajun Shrimp hot with crusty French bread and lots of napkins.

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Makes 4 to 6 servings

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

Calories 346 (68% from fat) ▪ carb. 2g ▪ pro. 24g ▪ fat 26g ▪ sat. fat 9g ▪ chol. 252mg ▪ sod. 505mg ▪ calc. 64mg ▪ fiber 0g

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