Bubba Gump Shrimp may have been famous on the silver screen. Now you can enjoy Forest Gump shrimp at home. You are going to love this copycat recipe from the Bubba Gump Shrimp company.
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Spicy Cajun Barbecue Shrimp
Here is a recipe that was inspired by the Forrest Gump movie. If you live in the South of the United States you know what barbecue shrimp is and how wonderful it tastes. Barbecue shrimp isn’t shrimp that was placed on a barbeque grill, but it is shrimp cooked in a wonderful buttery garlic sauce.
I believe if you have been to New Orleans, Pascale Manales is the restaurant that may have started this way of cooking shrimp. Cajun cuisine has a lot of spicy food and this shrimp certainly is one of them.
Here is a great recipe to try if you want some of that famous sauce. My tip to you, serve it with some French bread or some buttered rice. You won’t want to miss a drop of this sauce.
Forest Gump Shrimp Ingredients
Here’s what you need:
Ingredient Substitutions and Variations for Shrimp Cajun Style
Substitute cayenne pepper with pre-made Cajun seasoning.
Add parsley and thyme for more herbal flavors.
Add a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce for additional depth of flavor.
You should store any leftover Cajun style shrimp in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to three days.
How to reheat Bubba Gump Shrimp
I like to reheat this by placing the leftover shrimp and sauce into a saucepan and heating it on low heat until warmed through. I find when I reheat this in the microwave the butter spatters and it the shrimp can overcook.
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