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ISO: barbeque (BBQ) shrimp

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ISO: barbeque (BBQ) shrimp

JoanArkham | Aug 15, 2012 11:24 AM

Just returned from a great (but too short) trip to New Orleans where we had the most amazing BBQ shrimp. I've been looking for local places to get something similar, (or a recipe?) but there are just too many variations and I'm not sure what version we had since I don't have anything to compare it with.

The restaurant was called "Eat," and I've emailed them for a recipe but haven't received an answer yet. No description on the menu beyond "BBQ shrimp". It was served very simply, with the shells on but no heads. The broth was reddish in color and "zingy" but not really spicy. There was definitely butter, but I don't think there was heavy cream. I've seen a lot of recipes that call for Worcestershire sauce, but I didn't detect any in this. It was served with some great bread, but no rice or grits.

Any thoughts? There seem to be a growing number of New Orleans-based places in the DC area, one of them has to have this dish, right?

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