Are you ready for Fat Tuesday? A New Orleans-inspired recipe you can make at home

MILWAUKEE -- We are just days away from Mardi Gras -- so the question is who is ready to eat? Maxie's is having one big celebration Monday and Tuesday -- and executive chef Jacob Schick joins Real Milwaukee to tell us all about it -- and share a New Orleans-inspired recipe you can make at home.

Maxies New Orleans BBQ Shrimp Fox 6 Real Milwaukee Demo

Serves up 4-6 people as an appetizer or 2 hungry people.

  • ¼ C  Flour
  • 2 T   Unsalted Butter
  • 2 T   Olive Oil
  • 1 T   Chopped Garlic
  • 2 C   Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 ½ C Heavy Cream
  • ½ C  Hot Sauce
  • 2 T   Freshly chopped Rosemary
  • 2 tsp Cracked Black Pepper
  • 2 T   Olive Oil
  • 2 lbs 21-25 Peeled and Deveined Brown Gulf Shrimp
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Sweat garlic with butter & olive oil in a sauce pot until garlic is translucent but not browned.

Add flour and whisk for 3-4 minutes to cook the flour.

Continue whisking and add worcestershire and heavy cream.

Whisk until the sauce begins to thicken.

Add Hot Sauce, rosemary and black pepper.

Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

In a sauté pan heat the olive oil. Just before oil smokes add shrimp. Use a large enough sauté pan to allow shrimp to brown. Cook for 1 minutes on each side, than add sauce to pan and coat shrimp.

Serve with grilled French Bread, or over rice or pasta, or on top of steak, limitless ideas, use your imagination.