Bubba Gump Copycat Shrimp

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Bubba Gump Copycat Shrimp is a spicy seafood dish with lots of flavorful broth that’s perfect for mopping up with some crusty bread. It has a taste similar to New Orleans-style BBQ Shrimp, but it’s much healthier.

Bubba Gump Copycat Shrimp

 

Just a little butter is used to make the broth and cook the shrimp. The main ingredient in the broth is clam juice. You could use shrimp stock if you’re lucky enough to have some.

Bubba Gump Copycat Shrimp can be made in under 20 minutes!

 

I’ve never eaten at a Bubba Gump Restaurant even though there’s one just minutes from my home in Charleston. There are too many great restaurants in Charleston.

I don’t know how this recipe compares to the original but I know it tastes delicious and it is quick and easy to make. I based it off of recipes I found online that I tweaked a little. Serve Bubba Gump Copycat Shrimp with crusty fresh bread as an appetizer or over rice as a main dish.

Bubba Gump Copycat Shrimp makes a quick and easy spicy appetizer

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Bubba Gump Copycat Shrimp

Bubba Gump Copycat Shrimp

Bubba Gump Copycat Shrimp is a spicy seafood dish with lots of flavorful broth that's perfect for mopping up with some crusty bread. It has a taste similar to New Orleans-style BBQ Shrimp, but it's much healthier.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Christin Mahrlig

Ingredients

Broth

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces clam juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white wine

Shrimp

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

Instructions

  • Make the broth. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. 
  • Stir in the remaininh ingredients, making sure everything gets blended.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • To makes shrimp, melt butter over medium heat in a large pan. Add all ingredients including shrimp. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring shrimp frequently to cook them evenly.
  • Combine the broth and shrimp and serve with bread or rice.

Are you a shrimp lover? This Spicy Shrimp Dip is the perfect appetizer to serve at your next party. Watch the video below to see how it is made.

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2 thoughts on “Bubba Gump Copycat Shrimp

  1. how can you share a copycat recipe if you admit in the post that you never eaten in the restaurant where the dish is being served? how can you tell (or promise the readers) that the taste of the dish we will make will actually be similar?

  2. very good. Only thing, I thought it was a tad too spicy/tangy. So along with the white sugar I added a teaspoon of brown sugar, Really set it off. Thank you

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