Ruth’s Chris Barbecued Shrimp

Ruth’s Chris Barbecued Shrimp
Sautéed New Orleans style in reduced white wine, butter, garlic and spices, drenched with a delicious barbecue butter.

20 Each 16/20 Shrimp (peeled and deveined)
1 oz vol Canola Oil
1 TBL + 5 tsp Green Onions, chopped
2 oz volume Dry White Wine
1 tsp Fresh Chopped Garlic
4 TBL Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp Tabasco Sauce
½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
½ tsp Paprika
8 oz weight Butter, salted

PROCESS:

Wash shrimp under water and then peel the shells and discard. Deveined the shrimp with a paring knife and then wash under water. Repeat until all shrimp are done, place on a sheet tray and place in the refrigerator.
Place a large cast iron skillet on a burner and heat over high heat. Add oil and cook shrimp until they are just done, you may have to do these in batches if you do not have large skillet. Remove shrimp and set aside.
Add green onions and cook for 1 minute.
Add white wine and reduce the volume by half. (Any good dry white wine will work)
When the wine is reduced by half; measure and add the chopped garlic, Worcestershire, Tabasco, Cayenne Pepper and Paprika. Shake the pan well. Cook for 1 minute. Reduce the heat to low.
Cut butter into small chunks with the knife and slowly add into pan, shaking fast to melt butter.
Continue to add butter until it all added and shake until butter is melted. Add shrimp back to pan and toss well to coat shrimp with butter and to heat the shrimp.

until they are just done, you may have to do these in batches if you do not have large skillet. Remove shrimp and set aside.
Add green onions and cook for 1 minute.
Add white wine and reduce the volume by half. (Any good dry white wine will work)
When the wine is reduced by half; measure and add the chopped garlic, Worcestershire, Tabasco, Cayenne Pepper and Paprika. Shake the pan well. Cook for 1 minute. Reduce the heat to low.
Cut butter into small chunks with the knife and slowly add into pan, shaking fast to melt butter.
Continue to add butter until it all added and shake until butter is melted. Add shrimp back to pan and toss well to coat shrimp with butter and to heat the shrimp.

TO PLATE

  1. Place 5 shrimp on small serving plates with a deep edge and ladle barbecued butter over the top over the shrimp. Repeat with the other shrimp and sprinkle each plate with 1 tsp of chopped green onions, serve right away.

NOTE: For chopped garlic peel fresh garlic cloves and rough chop with a chef knife. For green onions, wash green onions under water shake off and cut with a chef knife into 1/16” cuts, using the green part only.

I’ve never eaten at Ruth’s Chris, but those really sound like some great shrimp. Pretty simple recipe too.

First , sauteed is NOT Barbecued. I do not care WHAT Ruth calls it!
Second, my recipe program calculates this at calories=623.2; total fat=54.87 g. (8 ounces of butter is a LOT of butter - 2 sticks!!!) As a diabetic, this recipe is low-carb, but my meal recommendation to stay below 500 calorie per meal would leave me VERY hungry, even if I drank ALL the sauce. All this does not mean that I would not try to doctor this recipe to make it more acceptable. It sounds DELICIOUS!

first of all - down south - sauteed shrimp is called bbq - that’s minor - calories, fat butter - some recipes call for it - some count carbs, some count calories, some count proteins, and most don’t care when they want to make a special meal - enjoy!

that is what I love about southern cooking - all the fats, sugars, taste - can’t beat it