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Baked Cajun Shrimp Recipe

Baked Cajun Shrimp Recipe

I try to make this Baked Cajun Shrimp recipe at least a couple of times a month because it’s easy and very quick to make. They make for a great weeknight sheet pan dinner.

Baked Cajun Shrimp Recipe - The Kreative Life

Baked Cajun Shrimp - The Kreative Life

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Homemade Cajun Seasoning Mix

This mix of spices and herbs can be used on more than just shrimp. I like most of my foods to be spicy anyway, whether it’s seafood or just a simple veggie dish.

I need the spice!

Homemade Cajun Seasoning Mix - The Kreative Life

Instead of having to make the mix every time you want to use it, you can make a bigger batch. Determine how much you want to make first.

Use an ingredient converter calculator to figure out how much of each herb and spice needs to be added. Mix everything in a bowl and store in an air tight container for later.

Depending on how old your individual spices are when you make it, this mix can be stored for up to six months.

Use it as a dry rub for grilled chicken, add a little oil to some vegetables and then sprinkle the mix on top and roast it in the oven, use it in your favorite lobster bisque.

The possibilities are endless with this homemade Cajun seasoning recipe mix for your baked Cajun shrimp.

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Baked Cajun Shrimp

Ingredients

  • 12 Oz. Shrimp Peeled, Deveined, Cooked
  • 1 Tbsp. Canola Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 ½ Tsp. Salt
  • ½ Tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ Tsp. Thyme Leaves
  • ¼ Tsp. Ground Oregano

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place foil onto cookie sheet. Lightly oil the foil with cooking spray. Place shrimp in a mixing bowl. Add oil to the bowl. Cover top of the bowl and gently shake until all of the shrimp is covered with the oil. In a small bowl with a lid, mix all of the herbs and spices. Add the mixture to the shrimp bowl. Cover the bowl and gently shake until all of the shrimp are covered with the seasonings. In a single layer, place the shrimp onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Serve warm with a slice of lemon wedge.

Baked Cajun Shrimp - The Kreative Life

Baked Cajun Shrimp - The Kreative Life

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13 Comments

    1. I’m glad that you like it! Thank you for the pin, Gail!

  1. The shrimp looks amazing. It’s too bad that I’m allergic to shrimp. I would love to try them. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Kendra! I’m going to share it with my grandmother.

    1. Hi, Andy! I hope your grandmother loves the recipe!

  2. This shrimp was absolutely amazing. It tasted just like the Cajun blackened shrimp salad from our favorite restaurant, Stagnaro’s, on the Santa Cruz Wharf. Going to make it again tonight. I need to make a huge batch of this seasoning because I don’t eat meat either, but need the protein! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Very tasty. I cooked them for a few extra minutes but it came out well. I’ll keep tweaking the recipe until I get it the way I like it. It was very easy to prepare

  4. In the ingredients list, it calls for peeled, deveined, cooked shrimp. Does this mean that the shrimp is cooked prior to adding the seasoning and baking?

    1. Hi Jim,

      Yes, the shrimp are precooked.

  5. Can you just cook the shrimp a little longer in the oven instead of pre-cooking them?

  6. Bang on! And a quick fix after a long day at work.
    Everyone was arguing who gets the last ones on the platter!

    1. Hi, Dennis! Yes, you can use frozen shrimp. Just be sure to thaw, clean, rinse, and pat them dry before using in the recipe