Buttery New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

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Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

5-6 mins

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Shrimp? In the microwave? Anything’s possible. This classic New Orleans dish cooks shrimp to juicy perfection in Worcestershire sauce, butter, garlic, and lemon juice. Cajun or Creole seasoning gives the dish a smoky, skillet-cooked flavor. It’s a meal that, as they say in New Orleans, lets the good times roll!

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Shallow Dish

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The Medium Shallow Dish


  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Creole or Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons  Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chicken stock
  • teaspoons lemon juice
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ lb (225g) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Chopped parsley


  1. Add all the ingredients except the shrimp and parsley into the Anyday dish. Stir to combine.
  2. Cook uncovered in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
  3. Add shrimp and cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  4. Cook for 4-5 minutes, or until the shrimp is cooked through and the sauce has thickened again. If needed, stir and continue cooking in 30-second intervals.
  5. Season with salt to taste and garnish with parsley to serve.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • If you don’t have Creole or Cajun seasoning, you can substitute it with paprika and/or chili powder.
  • Enjoy this dish with fresh bread, rice, or your favorite vegetables.

Recipe notes

  • If you using frozen shrimp, add frozen and just add 1-2 more minutes while cooking.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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