Spicy Garlic Shrimp

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Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

By Tom Fitzmorris

Published 2018

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Every summer the Upperline Restaurant has a Garlic Festival—a terrific menu of original dishes using garlic in all its delightful gustatory guises. This one is from the event’s early days, compliments of the deft hand of the late chef Tom Cowman.


Garlic Mayonnaise

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon or Creole mustard
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  1. To make the garlic mayonnaise: Whisk all of the ingredients together in a bowl. It’s better to make this a day ahead of time and refrigerate to let the flavors blend.
  2. To prepare the shrimp: Mix the oil, spices, and garlic together in a bowl. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for 1–2 hours.
  3. Heat a medium skille