Stubb's BBQ Restaurant Recipe
1 pound large shrimp, with shells
1 stick salted butter
4 large cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup prepared barbecue sauce
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 scallion (green and white parts),chopped
warm crusty bread
Prepare the shrimp by pulling of the legs and devein, but leave the shells on.
In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and cook until it just starts to soften, about 1 minute. Stir in the water, barbecue sauce, lime juice, and paprika. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and cook at a low boil, stirring occasionally, until the liquid thickens and no longer seems watery, about 7 minutes.
Add the shrimp and raise the heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring often, until the shrimp shells are pink and the shrimp curls slightly, about 5 minutes.
Sprinkle the scallion over the shrimp and serve hot, directly from the skillet, with crusty bread for mopping up the sauce.