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shrimp in a butter sauce in a bowl

15 Minute New Orleans BBQ Shrimp Recipe

Fresh shrimp simmered in a sauce of butter (lots of butter), Worcestershire sauce, Cajun seasoning, and lemon juice, this New Orleans BBQ Shrimp Recipe is super easy to make and on the table in 15 minutes!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun/Creole
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 376kcal



  • Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat and sauté the garlic until soft.
  • Add the bay leaf, white wine, Worcestershire sauce, and Cajun seasoning.
  • Cook for 5 minutes until slightly reduced.
  • Add the shrimp and cook until no longer opaque, about 5 minutes. Add the lemon juice and serve with crusty bread or over grits.


  1. Use shrimp with the heads and peels on for better flavor;
  2. Leaving the peels on the shrimp will result in a more tender, juicy shrimp;
  3. Cook the shrimp over medium heat to keep them from getting tough and rubbery.
  4. Serve this dish with plenty of crusty bread to sop up the sauce. 


Serving: 10oz. | Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 442mg | Sodium: 1322mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1525IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 247mg | Iron: 4.2mg