mardi gras shrimp

Mardi Gras Shrimp

Mardi Gras Shrimp

This Mardi Gras Shrimp recipe is a take on New Orleans Style Spicy Shrimp – or “barbecue shrimp” – and it’s all about the sauce!

WHAT MALCOM USED IN THIS RECIPE: Butter, onions, peppers and garlic get the party started, then you add some seasonings and sauces… then once the sauce comes together you throw in your shrimp for just a few minutes to cook them.

Make sure to serve with some good dipping bread to sop up this sauce!

NOTE– it took almost 10 minutes to cook on my pellet grill, but if you do it over direct heat or on the stove it will take a lot less. Just watch them shrimps close and don’t overcook them! You want them to “pop” and not be chewy.

Happy Mardi Gras y’all!

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mardi gras shrimp

Mardi Gras Shrimp


Mardi Gras Shrimp is a spicy, saucy cajun shrimp recipe – and my take on a New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp.

Make sure to serve with some good dipping bread to sop up this sauce!


  • 2lbs raw shrimp peeled & deveined
  • 2 Tablespoons Malcom’s King Craw Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dry crab boil
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup Killer Hogs BBQ Sauce
  • 12 Tablespoons Killer Hogs Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Parsley and Lemon slices for garnish


  1. Prepare pellet grill for indirect cooking at 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in iron skillet on grill and sauté peppers and onions for 4-5 minutes until softened. Add garlic and continue to sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add The Bbq sauce, Worcestershire, and lemon juice. Season with King Craw Cajun Seasoning and dry crab boil.
  4. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Season shrimp with King Craw and place in the sauce mixture. Be sure to coat each shrimp in the sauce. Add a few slices of fresh lemon to the skillet
  6. Continue to cook for 5-10 minutes or until shrimp are done – no longer translucent.
  7. Remove from the grill and garnish with chopped parsley. Serve with a crusty French bread to soak up the sauce.

Keywords: mardi gras shrimp, BBQ Shrimp, Shrimp Recipe, mardi gras food, new orleans shrimp, cajun shrimp, New Orleans Style Shrimp, BARBECUE SHRIMP

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2 responses to “Mardi Gras Shrimp”

  1. Nicholas Sweet says:

    Tried this out this weekend. Flavors were great. I had to leave out the green peppers as the wife hates them. I stirred in some chopped baby spinach right before I put the shrimp in for the green color and it worked out great. Thanks for another awesome recipe!

  2. Jim Larson says:

    Tried the Mardi Gras Shrimp tonight. It was wonderful. I think I sauteed the vegetables a little too long, as there wasn’t as much liquid as when Malcom did them. A 14 year old that doesn’t like any kind of gravy or sauce on anything sopped it up. Thank Malcom, great recipe.

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