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bbq shrimp recipe

New Orleans Inspired BBQ Shrimp Recipe

These NewOrleans-Inspired BBQ Shrimp are bursting with buttery, lemony flavor, and just the right amount of spice. Serve with rice or a fresh baguette for best results!
4.5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 634 kcal


  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Skillet
  • Baking dish


  • 2 lbs large raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 cup butter
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small onion minced
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1 lemon sliced


  • Preheat your oven to 350F, then pat the shrimp dry using a paper towel and place them in a large bowl. Add the Cajun seasoning, oregano, brown sugar, smoked paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, chili powder, and cumin. Toss to combine and set aside.
  • Place the butter into a saucepan or skillet. Once the butter is melted, add the garlic and onions andsauté for 2-4 minutes until the onions have softened and the garlic is fragrant. Add the Worcestershire, bay leaves, lemon juice, and green onions, and bring the sauce to a simmer.
  • Place the slices of lemon on the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish, then add the shrimp. Pour the butter and Worcestershire sauce over the seasoned shrimp. Bake the shrimp for10 minutes, then flip them over and cook them for 8-10 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 365gCalories: 634kcalCarbohydrates: 17.53gProtein: 32.55gFat: 48.91gSaturated Fat: 29.84gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2.59gMonounsaturated Fat: 12.47gTrans Fat: 1.9gCholesterol: 408mgSodium: 1997mgPotassium: 574mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7.25gVitamin A: 3034IUVitamin C: 15.8mgCalcium: 198mg
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