New Orleans BBQ Cajun Shrimp

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Dugyb

I found this recipe online and as I like all things "Cajun" I was not disappointed. This calls for beer, as I have had it in New Orleans. I like it with beer better than the sherry/white wine recipes.

Top Review by 00069134

I agree with Dreamgoddes, great recipe but very salty. I will not use any salt in step #1 nor in step #6 next time. I served it with grilled corn on the cob and grilled/buttered (no salt thank goodness) and a Mexican beer. It was a big hit!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine 3 tablespoons of the cajun spice and 1 tablespoon of the salt in a small bowl.
  2. Rub the shrimp with this mixture.
  3. Place the shrimp in a plastic baggie and refrigerate while you make the sauce.
  4. In a saucepan set over medium-high heat, melt the butter.
  5. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until soft, but not browned.
  6. Add the beer, oil, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon, lemon juice, bay leaves, oregano, thyme, and cayenne, as well as the pepper, rosemary and 2 teaspoons salt.
  7. Stir to mix.
  8. Reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes, or until thick.
  9. Remove from the heat, uncover, and cool to room temperature.
  10. Remove and discard the lemon slices and bay leaves.
  11. Pour 1 1/2 cups of the sauce over the shrimp.
  12. Toss to coat well.
  13. Cover and refrigerate the shrimp for 1 to 2 hours.
  14. Cover and refrigerate the remaining sauce separately and save for dipping.
  15. Prepare a charcoal fire or preheat a gas grill for direct grilling over high heat.
  16. While the grill is heating, reheat the remaining sauce making sure that it doesn't burn.
  17. Remove the shrimp from the pan and discard the marinade.
  18. Grill the shrimp for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until the shells are pink.
  19. Don't overcook or they will get tough.
  20. Serve with the warm sauce for dipping.

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