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Mondays with Monica: Celebrity chef shares easy New Orleans style BBQ shrimp recipe

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Celebrity chef and TV host, Jernard Wells, joined Monica O. Jackson on "Mondays with Monica" to share some of his new recipes in this new year.

Chef Jernard Wells shared his special recipe for a popular shrimp dish and fruit-infused water.

Chef Jernard’s New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 medium lemon
  • 5 tablespoons of unsalted Melted butter
  • 1 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbs. chopped garlic
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp. sweet paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
  • 24 colossal shrimp
  • Garnish with sliced green onions

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut the lemon in half crosswise, and juice it. Press each half flat on a cutting board, and then cut into strips
  • Add Melted butter in a 12-inch skillet or deep dish pot or pan add the lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, bay leaves, paprika, cayenne, and cracked pepper
  • Add the shrimp and lemon slices on top Cover with lid or foil
  • Place in oven and bake for 25 mins
  • Remove from oven and serve with garlic toast

Chef Jernard’s Honey Citrus berry mint water

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 cups warm-hot water for stepping flavor
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, stemmed and sliced
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1/2 cup honeydew melon cubes
  • 1 cucumber thinly sliced
  • 10 fresh mint leaves torn

DIRECTIONS:

Place fruits in warm water and in fridge for cooling and for flavor extract. Serve chilled or over ice.