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

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 517kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio
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.
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  • 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.  


Calories: 517kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 496mg | Sodium: 4196mg | Potassium: 2732mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 4900IU | Vitamin C: 69.1mg | Calcium: 640mg | Iron: 21.4mg
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