When it comes to eating on a budget, it doesn’t mean you have to banish expensive items like shrimp from your dinner table. Sale or not, you can generally find the medium-sized raw shrimp at a relatively good price. Use it correctly to make a filling enough meal and a little bit goes a long way. At our house, neither of the kids like shrimp (at least yet anyway), so a little bit goes even further. As soon as I saw the picture for this New Orleans-Style BBQ Shrimp in a recent holiday appetizers cooking magazine, I ripped it right out and declared it dinner.
Anything with a buttery sauce that is perfect for mopping up with bread deserves to be made… at least once. Go on and make Paula Deen proud.
I made this on a night when I knew we had leftovers in the fridge, that way I could eat something I knew the kids wouldn’t want, but they’d be set. I halved the recipe, since it was just for me, and still have some leftover. The shrimp cost me $3.11 for a little more than half a pound, and the rest of the ingredients I already had on hand. Honestly, with a buttery wine sauce with shrimp and a hunk of bread alongside it, you really can’t go wrong, can you? Dig in!
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