There is nothing quite like Hugo’s barbecue shrimp with bleu cheese slaw. This is an impressive and simple barbecue shrimp recipe that’ll absolutely become a family favorite.
The first time I made this recipe I swear I could have sipped the barbecue sauce. It’s that delicious!
I first heard about this now famous recipe many years ago when I was working as a private chef and culinary instructor. I was scheduled to cook for a holiday party for my good friend, Michele, and her husband Ron. When we discussed the menu, they asked me to include their favorite barbecue shrimp recipe, Hugo’s Barbecue Shrimp and Bleu Cheese Slaw.
The sauce is much simpler than I would have guessed but it works. Although, I backed off on the lemon juice because I felt the amount listed was a bit too intense for my palate. Otherwise, I followed the recipe for the sauce as written.
I also deviated from the recipe a bit by seasoning the shrimp with smoked paprika, salt and pepper. It happened to be a cold and rainy December during that time so I decided to pan sear the shrimp in ghee which gave them a deep, creamy flavor along with a hint of smokey flavor from the smoked paprika.
As if that isn’t enough, I plated them along with the bleu cheese slaw and I promise I heard angels singing the hallelujah chorus. 🙂
The sauce holds for at least three days so when I serve it for dinner guests I’ll prepare the sauce a day in advance. Then all I need to do is grill, pan cook or bake the shrimp and assemble the slaw.
I also like to serve this with warm garlic crostini or a crusty baguette for dipping into the extra sauce.
If you make this recipe let me know what you think. You’re going to love it!
Delicious Wishes and Loads of Love,