Friends cooking for Chef!
On a recent trip to New Orleans Oksana and I were blessed to be served THE most delicious shrimp I’ve ever had in my life! Friends Gino and Dawn Kalkanoglu took us to a local outdoor seafood market and purchased 4lbs of awesome 13/15 [#indicates the amount per lb]shrimp (probably a hours out of the water) and a couple beautiful Red fish.
After a quick stop for a few more ingredients for our feast we were back at the house prepping. I was on Redfish detail and Gino was responsible for the BBQ Shrimp. I was extremely excited as I had never had BBQ Shrimp before. We agreed the shrimp would be the 1st course. As Gino chopped garlic and built his masterful sauce my mouth watered. Butter in pan, garlic, spices, sauce, then shrimp. The pan was overflowing with the shrimp as Gino proceeded to add a 1/2 lb of butter to his BBQ. Dawn threw two 4 ft long baguettes in the oven and we sat, beers in hand awaiting our feast… Once the shrimp hit the table it was silent, minus the sound of cracking shells and shrimp heads being sucked of their buttery BBQ juices. Need less to say all 4 lbs were crushed as were the baguettes. Only a couple of cups of sauce remained, placed in the frige for another day…
Gino you are the man! Thanks for sharing your delicious BBQ Shrimp recipe with me.
See you soon.