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Here’s an easy and tasty dish that’s a classic in the South: New Orleans BBQ Shrimp. Interestingly enough, there’s not a barbecue around when making this classic dish, so buy some shrimp and get ready for this remarkably easy dish that’s packed full of flavor!
Interestingly, there are just a few flavor-packed ingredients in this dish, and here’s how to make it!
How to Make New Orleans BBQ Shrimp
Clean your shrimp and remove the tails. Tail-on shrimp look pretty, but they’re messy to eat, and I don’t know about you, but when I want shrimp, I want to eat and not fuss with removing tails.
Sautee the shrimp in the garlic and butter in a large skillet, then add the rest of the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper (if needed, your Cajun spice blend may already have salt in it), and garnish with some chopped green onion. It’s that simple!
- Use good quality shrimp. Size isn’t too important, but don’t buy them too small
- This is a naturally salty dish so use unsalted butter if you want to cut down a bit on the sodium
- Use fresh lemon juice (not from a bottle) to add a fresh, bright flavor
- Fresh garlic is also best in this dish, so chop it up finely before using
- Make sure your Cajun seasoning is keto-friendly!
- Also try this keto Coconut Shrimp recipe!
What to Serve with New Orleans BBQ Shrimp
This simple keto shrimp recipe has an unbelievable flavor so you don’t want to have a side dish that conflicts with that. So, pick something simple like roasted veg, or even just Cauliflower Rice.
Is This Keto Seafood Recipe Freezable?
Yes! You can totally freeze this dish. To freeze it, fully prepare the recipe and chill it for several hours in the fridge.
When it is good and cold, package it in freezer-friendly plastic zipper bags or in your favorite freezer containers. Freeze it for up to three months.
Try to keep the shrimp covered in sauce – this will help protect them from freezer burn.
To reheat this dish, thaw it in the fridge overnight and heat it at half power in the microwave until heated through. Or, gently warm it in a pan on the stove. Your butter sauce might separate a little bit, but it’ll still taste great.
LIke This? Also Try:
- Shrimp Scampi
- Salmon with Shrimp & Creamy Cajun Sauce
- Southern Green Beans
- and be sure to check out my cookbook page!
New Orleans BBQ Shrimp (Keto, Low-Carb)
- 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 tbsp worchestershire sauce
- 3 tsp Cajun seasoning
- 2 cloves garlic minced finely
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp green onions chopped
- Peel and devein the shrimp, clean them and set them aside.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat and melt the butter. Add the garlic and Cajun seasoning and cook for 1 minute. Add the shrimp, and toss until cooked. About 3-4 minutes depending on the size of your shrimp.
- Turn off the heat. Add the Worchestershire sauce to the pan, the lemon juice, and the water to make a bit of a sauce. Check for seasoning, adding more salt if necessary.
- Garnish with chopped green onions and serve!
A Note on Nutritional Information
Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.