New Orleans-Style BBQ Shrimp

These New Orleans-Style BBQ Shrimp are so buttery, spicy, and good. Fresh shrimp are baked in a sauce flavored with lots of spice, garlic, lemon juice, and green onion. Serve with crusty French bread for an out of this world appetizer or meal. An accompanying cold beer is a must.

New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp

 

My favorite restaurant in Charlotte, The Cajun Queen, has a too-die-for BBQ Shrimp Appetizer. This one is almost as good.

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The most important thing about eating BBQ Shrimp is the sauce. You need lots of it. And lots of crusty French bread to mop it up with.

Also, make note that you will get your fingers very messy and greasy peeling the shrimp. It’s not pleasant, but it’s unavoidable.

New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp

 

 

For me the key to good New Orleans-Style BBQ Shrimp is lots of butter, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Ironically BBQ Shrimp has nothing to do with the barbecue. It is either cooked stove-top or in the oven. I prefer oven-baked BBQ Shrimp. The shrimp have a little longer to linger in the sauce and pick up the flavors.

 

New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp

 

It’s important to cook the shrimp in the shells. Yes, it’s messy to peel them, but the shells really help keep the shrimp tender and moist and they flavor the sauce.

New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp

4.75 from 4 votes
New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp
New Orleans-Style BBQ Shrimp
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

These New Orleans-Style BBQ Shrimp are so buttery, spicy, and good. Fresh shrimp are baked in a sauce flavored with lots of spice, garlic, lemon juice, and green onion. 

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 4
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2 pounds medium to large fresh shrimp, unpeeled
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Combine all ingredients EXCEPT shrimp in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer. Revover from heat. Taste mixture and add a little salt if needed.

  3. Place shrimp in a 9X13-inch baking dish.

  4. Pour butter mixture over shrimp.

  5. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, stirring once.

  6. Serve with French bread to mop up the liquid.

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5 thoughts on “New Orleans-Style BBQ Shrimp

  1. First time making this. We had to use frozen large shrimp, 13-15ct. One bag was more then enough for my wife and I (about 2lbs). We had crusty French bread along side with a ice cold beverage of your choice. You can’t go wrong. Super easy to make. I ended up cooking in the over for 30mins since the shrimp was still partially frozen. I will definitely make again! Thank you.

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