Skinny BBQ Shrimp

Skinny BBQ Shrimp is a lighter version of the classic New Orleans BBQ shrimp recipe. It is still full of flavor and spice, but I've cut way back on the amount of butter and oil so that it is easier on the waste line. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Southern
Servings 4
Calories 210 kcal
Author skinnysouthern


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun or Creole seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 pound medium to large fresh shrimp, unpeeled


  1. Add all ingredients except green onions and shrimp to a large pan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.

  2. Add green onions and shrimp. Cook stirring frequently for 3 to 5 minutes, or until shrimp are cooked through. Be careful not to overcook. They will continue to cook a little once removed from the heat. Check for seasoning and add salt if needed. Most likely, it already has enough from the cajun seasoning and Worcestershire sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Skinny BBQ Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 293mg98%
Sodium 975mg42%
Potassium 166mg5%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 780IU16%
Vitamin C 6.5mg8%
Calcium 181mg18%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.