Spicy Cajun BBQ Shrimp

Cuisinart original

Serve with crusty French bread and lots of napkins.


Makes 4 to 6 servings


1½ pounds medium (28-35 count) shrimp, in shells 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut in 6 pieces 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ⅓ 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 ½-¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste ½ teaspoon basil ½ teaspoon oregano ½ teaspoon rosemary ½ teaspoon thyme ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Nutritional information

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


Rinse and drain shrimp, pat dry and reserve. Place the remaining ingredients in a 1½ quart microwave safe round casserole or bowl that is about 4 inches deep. Place in the Cuisinart Compact Microwave and microwave on High for 2½ 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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