Baked Cajun Shrimp

Baked Cajun Shrimp is a delicious and flavorful dish that’s easy to make and perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or as an appetizer for a gathering. Here’s a simple recipe:


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Grease a baking dish or sheet pan with cooking spray or olive oil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, minced garlic, paprika, dried oregano, dried thyme, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper, and lemon juice. Stir until well combined.
  3. Add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the bowl with the Cajun seasoning mixture. Toss until the shrimp are evenly coated with the seasoning.
  4. Arrange the seasoned shrimp in a single layer on the prepared baking dish or sheet pan.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the shrimp are pink and cooked through. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp, as they can become tough.
  6. Once baked, remove the shrimp from the oven and let them rest for a few minutes.
  7. Serve the baked Cajun shrimp hot, garnished with lemon wedges and chopped fresh parsley, if desired.

Enjoy the deliciously seasoned Cajun shrimp as a main dish with rice or pasta, or serve them as an appetizer with your favorite dipping sauce. They’re sure to be a hit!

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