New Orleans, with its rich cultural tapestry and culinary heritage, is renowned for its bold and flavorful dishes. One such dish that encapsulates the spirit of the city is Spicy New Orleans-Style Shrimp. In this article, we’ll explore the way of creating this iconic dish in the comfort of your own kitchen.

1. Spicy New Orleans-Style Shrimp Recipe


  • 1.5 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste for desired spice level)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Cooked rice for serving


Start by patting the shrimp dry with paper towels. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

In a large skillet or cast-iron pan, melt the butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, celery, and bell pepper. Sauté until the vegetables are softened and aromatic.

Introduce the paprika, cayenne pepper, dried thyme, and dried oregano to the skillet. Stir well to coat the vegetables in the flavorful spices.

Place the seasoned shrimp in the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they turn pink and opaque. Be cautious not to overcook, as shrimp can become rubbery.

Stir in the halved cherry tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Allow the mixture to simmer for an additional 3-5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the tomatoes to soften.

Sprinkle fresh parsley over the top for a burst of freshness. Adjust salt, black pepper, and cayenne to taste, ensuring the spice level suits your preference.

 Spoon the Spicy New Orleans-Style Shrimp over a bed of cooked rice. The rice serves as the perfect canvas to absorb the rich and flavorful sauce.

Embrace the spicy goodness of this dish, and don’t forget to have some crusty bread on hand to soak up every last drop of the delectable sauce.

With a balance of heat, richness, and freshness, this dish is a celebration of the city’s unique culinary heritage. Bring the essence of the bayou to your table with this irresistible Spicy Shrimp recipe, and transport your taste buds to the heart of one of America’s most beloved food cities.

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