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.

Ingredients

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.
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Course: Seafood
Cuisine: Cajun
Keyword: Bubba Gump Shrimp, Keto, Low Carb
Servings: 4
Calories: 218kcal

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.

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Nutrition

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
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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 CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Comments

  1. John

    What are you supposed to do with the toast? make breadcrumbs and add to the shrimp? I never had Bubba Gump Shrimp, but this recipe looks tasty. Thanks for making a website and kindly posting these recipes. Please do not let the rude people bother you with their nasty comments.

  2. tony

    I work at Bubba Gump restaurant and that is wrong is 3 ounces of unsalted butter. And you don’t put the Cajun and garlic together they are 2 separate types of shrimp

  3. John G.

    The best part of the recipe is the 2 slices of toasted sour dough bread! Just toss all the other ingredients. It’s no where near the color or taste of the real Bubba Gump Spicy Shrimp.

  4. Samethias

    I didn’t have Cayenne pepper so I used dried powder Thai chilies instead, my family loves spicy food so I also added 3 tablespoons of tabasco chili sauce! I love this recipe and can’t wait to share this with the rest of my family and friends!

  5. Greg

    You might like to try this first at Bubba Gumps or maybe your not a sea food person but it’s great when the recipe is followed. The last time I went to Buba Gumps the manager was cooking and making up his own recipe, it was crap and I let them know how unexpectedly dry and flavorless it was prepared, so they made me a new order just as bad. That’s why I looked for the recipe on line.

  6. Greg

    You might like to try this first at Bubba Gumps or maybe your not a sea food person but it’s great when the recipe is followed. The last time I went to Buba Gumps the manager was cooking and making up his own recipe, it was crap and I let them know how unexpectedly dry and flavorless it was prepared, so they made me a new order just as bad. That’s why I looked for the recipe on line.

  7. Matt

    I love me some Bubba Gump shrimp and really want to make this recipe, but I can’t find cheyene pepper anywhere. Is it similar to cayenne pepper?

  8. VILLA RENTALS CYPRUS

    I first had Bubba Gump shrimsps in South Carolina, but I now stay in Cyprus and thought I would never taste seafood like this again.
    Thank you for your recipe, it was exactly like the real thing!

  9. Danny

    HOLY COW!!! I was so skeptical as I love BG cajun shrimp. This tasted dang near identical. Just awesome and thank you so much for posting.

  10. Pat Littlejohn

    Finding these recipes is truly a dream come true. My family loves to dine at Bubba Gumps Rest. but seem to have to travel a little to eat at one. We travel frequently to Gatlinburg and also have eaten at the one in Charleston, SC several times. This may satisfy us in between our trips out of town….Thanks for the post. Hoping for one to open in Nashville, Tenn.

  11. Anonymous

    I tried this recipe because my boyfriend likes shrimp and he loved it….. But heres the awesome thing i dont like shrimp but i would eat this once a week its sooo good.

  12. John Stringer

    I have made this recipe numerous times and it always turns out great! If you don’t like it quite so spicy, cut the cayenne in half. If you use deveined cleaned shrimp, total time from bag to table is about 10 minutes!! The leftover sauce can be saved and used over toast by itself, or as a dipping sauce for chicken. Delicious!

  13. bob tremblay

    made Bubba Gumps spicy cajun shrimp today.GREAT..Depending on how hot you like it,you might want to cut back on the cayenne pepper,because it does come out HOT..But it is delicious..Goes great with dirty rice.

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