Easy Cajun shrimp recipe

Cajun Recipes for a Crowd: Spicy Cajun Shrimp

If you’re looking for cajun recipes for a crowd, look no further! This Spicy Cajun Shrimp recipe is quick to prepare and soooooo tasty. The marinade works well with white fish too.

Finding dishes that are delicious, can feed an army, and don’t involve chicken, turkey or ham can be hard to come by. Thirty-minute from-scratch meals that can feed us all are rarer yet, which is why we think this recipe has been so enduring.

This recipe doubles well, triples even as long as you have a dish that’s large enough to accommodate the shrimp in a single layer.

We love it best over basmati rice to sop up all of the tasty juice.

Below is our ever-so-slight adaptation of the original recipe.

This recipe doubles, and triples, well.


Spicy Cajun Shrimp

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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

  • Author: Crosby’s Molasses
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Savoury dishes


  • 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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  • January 14, 2023

    Paul Peckford

    Being a great seafood lover the Spicy Cagun Shrimp recipe was absolutely wickedly awesome! Thank you so very much for all of your wonderful, nutritious recipes! Your molasses meatball recipe I recently made was wonderful as well! Paul

    • February 17, 2023

      Crosby Molasses

      Thank you Paul for trying our recipes! -Marie at Crosby’s Kitchen

  • May 19, 2020

    you don’t show any garlic used on your recipe, can i add it. ?? I like to cook my shrimp on my grill and pour the sauce over it. potatos, peppers, and my shrimp, awesome. what can i add to make it more soupy.

    • June 25, 2021

      Marie-Pierre Lessard

      Yes, you can add garlic

  • May 13, 2015


    Love the shrimp recipes as well as the cauliflower. Thanks

  • April 15, 2015


    These are delicious! I cooked them on a cookie sheet on the BBQ. I will probably reduce the oil to 1/3 next time. Used my homemade Cajun seasoning mix and it was so good!

  • April 10, 2015

    Cheryl Abbass

    Is that a St Fx ring I see you wearing….I live about 40 minutes from Anitgonish, NS, outside of New Glasgow…….I am originally from Sydney, anS

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