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 Orlean's Cajun BBQ Shrimp
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
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.
Add shrimp and cook until shrimp turn pink, about 1 1/2 minutes per side.
Reduce heat to medium and whisk in butter, a few cubes at a time, whisking constantly.
Add additional butter once the butter has completely melted.
Remove sauté pan from heat and transfer shrimp and sauce into a bowl for serving.
Serve with warm French bread for soaking up all this luscious sauce.
Don't skimp on the butter - it's truly the key to making this so good.
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