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NOLA Smoked Shrimp
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NOLA Smoked Shrimp

I’m not going to lie. Saying that this recipe for NOLA smoked shrimp makes 4 servings is a bit of a stretch. At least for me. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword shrimp, smoked
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 562kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the shrimp

For the barbecue sauce

Instructions

For the shrimp

  • Fire up your smoker for smoking at 250 F. Use any wood you like, but I went with a lighter wood, apple. Shrimp likes to absorb smoke so I didn't want to use a strongly flavored wood.
  • Place the shrimp in a large bowl and drizzle with the oil. Toss to coat. Add the seasoning and toss to coat.
  • Transfer the shrimp to your smoker and smoke for 45 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • While the shrimp is smoking make the sauce. When the shrimp is done add to the sauce and serve garnished with the remaining green onions.

For the barbecue sauce

  • Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of the green parts of the green onions and all of white parts. Saute for 3 minutes.
  • Add the bourbon and beer and boil until reduced by half.
  • Add the barbecue sauce, Worcestershire, lemon juice and brown sugar. Boil for 1 minute.
  • Add the heavy cream, the remaining butter, and the hot sauce. Let boil until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition

Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 644mg | Sodium: 1991mg | Potassium: 492mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3537IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 386mg | Iron: 7mg