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: 517 kcal
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.



  • 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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