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Wednesday, July 13, 2011


BBQ Butter

1 pound butter
Scant 2 teaspoons black pepper
Scant 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon whole dried rosemary leaves
(measured, then finely chopped)
2 ounces (1/4 cup) garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons water


1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
1 pound (16-20 count), cleaned, peeled and deveined shrimp
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup dry white wine
Sourdough bread, for serving

For Barbecue Butter

Soften butter at room temperature to 70-80 degrees F. Place butter in mixing bowl; add pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt, rosemary, garlic, Worcestershire, Tabasco, and water. Whip on high speed 3 minutes or until thoroughly blended. Refrigerate to 40 degrees F. Makes about 2 1/2 cups.

For Shrimp

Pour olive oil in a hot saut? pan. Add shrimp to the saut? pan and cook on one side for 1 to 2 minutes. (Don't crowd; if necessary, use 2 pans. A 12-inch pan will accommodate 1 pound of shrimp.) Reduce heat to medium, turn shrimp, and add the chopped green onion. Cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes.

Add white wine and cook until reduced to 1/4 cup. Stir in 1 cup cold Barbecue Butter (reserve the remainder for another use), reduce heat to low and cook and stir frequently until shrimp are just done (white throughout, moist and tender), approximately 1 1/2 minutes. Take care not to overcook the shrimp.

Serve immediately in a bowl preheated to 160 degrees F.

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