Spicy Cajun Shrimp

Easy Cajun shrimp recipe

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Spicy Cajun shrimp is a quick and easy recipes that’s dinner party worthy but speedy enough for a weeknight. Includes a homemade recipe for Cajun seasoning


  • ½ cup olive oil (I have reduced this to 1/3 cup with good results)
  • 2 Tbsp. Cajun Seasoning (*see below for homemade version)
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley or cilantro (more is good)
  • 1 Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled

*Don’t like bought Cajun seasoning? Here’s the homemade blend that we use:

  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 onion, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • pinch cayenne pepper


  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a large baking dish and add the shrimp, tossing to coat well.
  2. Let the shrimp rest in the marinade for 20-30 minute (optional)
  3. Bake at 450 for about 10 minutes, or until shrimp are pink.

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