The people behind the movie Forrest Gump probably never expected it to spawn a restaurant, but it did—Bubba Gump. Normally, I’m a little suspicious of these types of places because they’re often more about the “movie” than the food. But I can admit that I like Bubba Gump.
You may recall that Forrest’s army friend, Bubba (hence the Bubba in restaurant name) liked shrimp. “You can boil it. Broil it. Bake it. Saute it.” And so on. 😀
I found a great copycat recipe for their cajun shrimp. It’s delicious. Spicy, but not make-you-sweat hot. And best of all, it has a lovely sauce that begs for a nice piece of sourdough bread to soak up the sauce. It definitely put a big smile on my face.
Like most shrimp dishes, it comes together quickly. In a few minutes, you’ll be nibbling on tender, succulent shrimp and sopping up a rich, spicy sauce with bread while you watch TV. Bubba and Forrest would be proud.
Copycat Bubba Gump Shrimp
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp cajun seasoning
- 1 clove garlice minced
- 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 Sourdough loaf for serving
- Lemon wedges for serving
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 cube chicken bouillon
- 8 oz clam juice
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 tsp sugar
- To make the sauce: In a pan, combine butter, black pepper, Cajun seasoning, and garlic over medium heat, cook for 5 minutes. Stir in chicken bouillon cube, clam juice, Worcestershire sauce and sugar. Bring to a boil.
- In the meantime, mix together Worcestershire, black pepper, Cajun seasoning, garlic and shrimp.
- Add shrimp mixture to sauce, and cook for approximately 2 minutes or until shrimp is pink and cooked through. Serve with bread and lemon.