Best Ever Homemade Bubba Gump Shrimp Recipe and Video

Bubba Gump Shrimp may have been famous from a movie. Life is like a box of chocolates, but no one makes shrimp like Bubba Gumps. Spicy, filling, and just wonderful. I had this down in New Orleans at Bubba Gump’s restaurant.

Homemade Bubba Gump Shrimp in a skillet next to a basked filled with toasted bread slices.

Here is a recipe that was inspired by a movie. If you live in the South of the United States you know what barbeque shrimp is and how wonderful it tastes. Barbeque shrimp isn’t shrimp that was placed on a 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.

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.


Here’s what you need:

  • Butter
  • Oregano
  • Garlic
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Large shrimp

Ingredients for homemade Bubba Gump shrimp

How to Make Bubba Gump Shrimp

  1. Put all ingredients except shrimp into a large skillet.
  2. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted and hot.
  3. Add shrimp and stir occasionally.
  4. Cook until shrimp are pink and just done, about 5 minutes.

Homemade Bubba Gump Shrimp in a skillet next to toasted bread in a basket.
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Homemade copycat Bubba Gump Shrimp in a skillet next to a basket filled with toasted bread slices.

Bubba Gump Shrimp

Bubba Gump Shrimp
Enjoy shrimp Bubba Gump style.
4.14 from 15 votes
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Course: Seafood
Cuisine: Cajun
Keyword: Bubba Gump Shrimp, Keto, Low Carb
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 218kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon crushed cayenne pepper
  • 24 pieces large shrimp


  • Put all ingredient into large skillet except shrimp. Cook on medium heat till butter is melted and hot. Drop in shrimp. Stir occasionally. Toast 2 slices sour dough or other good bread. Cook till shrimp are pink and just done maybe 5 minutes.



Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 730IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. BG

    Haven’t tried the flavor or texture, worked for Bubba Gump for several years in high rank position, does not look like our prep. It could work tho….

  2. Ronnie

    1 star
    Terrible. Followed instructions! My husband will eat anything I cook. He didn’t like this at all! Awful! Sorry.

  3. Sadie

    5 stars
    I know you posted this recipe several years ago, but I just found it through Pinterest last night and made it today. It is AMAZING! I served it over angel hair pasta and thoroughly enjoyed every bite. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  4. Suzanne

    5 stars
    I use the Costco peeled shrimp package!! Butter, minced garlic and the rest of the herbs and spices. Turns out awesome every time!! And so fast!! Easy least recipe and delicious!!

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