Baked Cajun Shrimp Recipe

Indulge in the tantalizing flavors of the Louisiana bayou with this easy-to-make Baked Cajun Shrimp recipe. Bursting with zesty spices and succulent shrimp, it’s a perfect dish for seafood lovers and spice enthusiasts alike.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shrimp, olive oil, minced garlic, Cajun seasoning, paprika, thyme, oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Toss until the shrimp are evenly coated with the seasoning mixture.
  3. Arrange the seasoned shrimp in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  4. Place lemon slices on top of the shrimp.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.
  6. Once done, remove from the oven and garnish with freshly chopped parsley.
  7. Serve hot with your favorite side dishes such as rice, crusty bread, or a fresh green salad. Enjoy the burst of flavors!

Tip: Feel free to adjust the level of cayenne pepper according to your spice preference. For a milder flavor, reduce the amount, or omit it altogether for a mild Cajun taste.

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