Cajun Barbecue Shrimp

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Jun. 19, 2014

A simple and very delicious authentic Cajun recipe for Barbecued Shrimp that was created and made famous in the city of New Orleans. This shrimp will have you cleaning off your plate and wanting more. This has to be my own personal favorite way to eat shrimp!


Large shrimps 2 Pound , spit and deveined (Head and shell left intact)
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Oregano 1/8 Teaspoon
Garlic powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Black pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Onion powder 1/8 Teaspoon
White pepper 1/16 Teaspoon
Paprika 1/8 Teaspoon
Ground cayenne pepper 1/16 Teaspoon
Crushed dried thyme 1/8 Teaspoon
Coarse ground black pepper 1 Tablespoon
Dried crushed rosemary 1/2 Teaspoon
Fresh minced garlic 1 Tablespoon
Unsalted butter stick 1 1/2
Dark beer 4 Ounce (Abita Turbo Dog)
Worcestershire sauce 2 Fluid Ounce



1. In a bowl take salt, oregano, garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, white pepper, paprika, ground cayenne pepper and crushed dried thyme together in a bowl. Mix it all well so that everything is well incorporated.

2. Take coarse ground black pepper and throw it into the bowl. Add rosemary and mix it well. Keep the seasoning mix aside.



3. Heat butter in a pan, throw in the seasoning mix and saute it well. Let the seasoning simmer, quickly drop in minced garlic. Simmer for a bit.

4. Drop in dark beer with worcestershire sauce into the pan. Stir it in and let it come back to simmer. Add the shrimps, toss and let them cook for approximately 5 minutes or until the shrimp turns pink.



5. Arrange shrimps on a platter. Serve them with a sauce and bread of your choice.


Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Ready In: 5 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 326Calories from Fat 203

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 23 g35.4%

Saturated Fat 14 g70%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1092 mg45.5%

Total Carbohydrates 6 g2%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 24 g48%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet