Cajun Shrimp Appetizer–A simple yet impressive recipe that mimic’s Ruth’s Chris famous Spicy BBQ Shrimp. It’s full of flavor from garlic, spices and butter drizzled over the top of succulent shrimp.
One of the first fancy restaurants I went to when I moved out to California was Ruth’s Cris. They are known for really good steaks served sizzling hot on top of a 500° plate with sizzling fresh butter drizzled over them.
Seriously, if you’ve never been there you have to put it on top of your to do list ASAP.
They also have some really good side dishes and appetizers. One of my favorite appetizers they offer is Barbecue Shrimp. It’s not barbeque in the traditional sense that it has a sweet barbeque sauce, but rather shrimp in butter (of course) with lots of spices. They serve the shrimp on a deep sided plate filled with melted butter plum full of all sorts of spices. It’s served along with fresh warm bread to sop of that fabulous sauce when you’ve devoured all of the shrimp they give you.
I have been playing around with many recipes that are similar and have finally come up with a version that has the best of Ruth’s shrimp but with a little less butter sauce so I can convince myself that it’s a healthier option. (To make it a copycat all you have to do is serve more butter with it!)