Fortunately they had Abita beer on hand to help keep us cool. I'm a huge fan of their strawberry variety, but I'd settle for the amber in a pinch.
We learned to make four dishes during the class. Tonight I'll share the recipe for BBQ shrimp, and this weekend, the Bananas Foster recipe. So stay tuned. :)
BBQ Shrimp (serves 2)
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
- 1/4 tsp rosemary
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/8 tsp paprika
- 2 TB butter, melted
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/8 cup beer, room temperature
- 1/4 TB Worcestershire sauce
- 8-12 shrimp shrimp-peeled and deveined
- Salt to taste
In a small bowl, stir together the garlic powder, onion powder, basil, thyme, rosemary, cayenne pepper and paprika. Set aside.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the shrimp and cook for a couple of minutes. Season with the spice mixture and continue to cook and stir for a few minutes. Pour in the beer and Worcestershire sauce; simmer until shrimp is cooked through, about 1 more minute.
Taste and season with salt before serving.