New Orleans Cajun BBQ Shrimp Recipe

Try this New Orleans Cajun BBQ Shrimp Recipe as an easy appetizer or serve with a simple salad for a super easy and fast meal.  BBQ shrimp is all about the spice mix.  Here’s an easy, low sodium Cajun spice mix recipe.

New Orleans Cajun Spiced BBQ Shrimp

New Orlean's Cajun BBQ Shrimp

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 517 kcal
Author: Kelly D

New Orleans style BBQ Shrimp isn't cooked on a grill it's cooked in a Worcestershire sauce, garlic and cajun spiced butter sauce.  It makes the perfect appetizer or an easy meal when paired with a salad.  Make sure you have plenty of crusty French bread to soak up all this amazing sauce.



  • 32 jumbo shrimp 12 per pound, about 3 pounds, with heads and unpeeled
  • 1 C Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 C fresh lemon juice about 3-4 lemons
  • 4 t black pepper fresh coarse ground
  • 4 t Cajun seasoning without salt
  • 2 teaspoon garlic fresh and minced
  • 6 sticks cold unsalted butter cubed
  • A loaf of crusty French bread for soaking up all the amazing sauce


  1. In a large sauté pan combine Worcestershire, lemon juice, black pepper, Cajun seasoning, 1 stick of butter and garlic and cook over medium-high heat until butter melts.
  2. Add shrimp and cook until shrimp turn pink, about 1 1/2 minutes per side.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and whisk in butter, a few cubes at a time, whisking constantly.
  4. Add additional butter once the butter has completely melted.
  5. Remove sauté pan from heat and transfer shrimp and sauce into a bowl for serving.
  6. Serve with warm French bread for soaking up all this luscious sauce.

Recipe Notes

Don't skimp on the butter - it's truly the key to making this so good.  

Nutrition Facts
New Orlean's Cajun BBQ Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 517 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 496mg 165%
Sodium 4196mg 175%
Potassium 2732mg 78%
Total Carbohydrates 69g 23%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 30g
Protein 41g 82%
Vitamin A 98%
Vitamin C 83.7%
Calcium 64%
Iron 118.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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