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Spicy Cajun Baked Shrimp

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This Spicy Cajun Baked Shrimp Recipe is low carb, easy to make and can be used in so many dishes, from salads to stir fry.  This is definitely a dish you need to add to your menu plan!


Spicy Cajun Baked Shrimp


Hubby and I have been eating low carb for the last few months and we’re getting a bit tired of chicken!  Shrimp has been on sale lately, so I grabbed a couple pounds on my last grocery store run to do something a little different for dinner.


Spicy Cajun Baked Shrimp - How long to bake shrimp


The idea for this meal was loosely based on my Creamy Cajun Pasta recipe.  (This recipe was one of my first blog posts – someday I’ll have to redo the photos.  Seriously, this recipe rocks- but the photos do not!)


how to bake shrimp in the oven

I love how quick and easy shrimp is to cook-  Coat the shrimp in a few spices, toss it in the oven for about 10 minutes and voilà!  A healthy dinner.  These spicy shrimp skewers are great over salads, pasta and yellow rice.  (Just don’t make the same terrible mistake I made)


I  made the unfortunate decision of removing the shrimp from the skewers before serving them to the kids.  Oh the drama- you would think I destroyed their favorite toy right in front of their eyes, instead of just taking the shrimp off the skewers, instead of letting them do it, lol.


Hubby and I ate the shrimp over salad, but I threw together a quick pasta w/ alfredo for the kids.


Blackend Shrimp Alfredo


Yum!  We do love our food with a bit of kick (just not too much kick for me…)


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Spicy Cajun Baked Shrimp

Spicy Cajun Baked Shrimp

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  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: oven


This Spicy Cajun Baked Shrimp Recipe is low carb, easy to make and can be used in so many dishes, from salads to stir fry.  This is definitely a dish you need to add to your menu plan!


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  • 1.5 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning – homemade or your favorite store bought
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar (optional- we’re off sugar so I left the sugar out)
  • bit of fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
  • Bamboo skewers (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Soak bamboo skewers in water for a few minutes if using.
  3. Line baking sheet with foil and lightly coat foil with oil.
  4. Mix together cajun spices and sugar.
  5. Toss shrimp with the olive oil and place on skewer or spread on the lightly oiled  baking sheet.
  6. Sprinkle shrimp with seasoning (both sides.)
  7. Bake until the shrimp curl up and turn pink, about 10-15 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!


Recipe note:  (Our favorite cajun seasoning is the Tony Chachere’s seasoning, and it’s pretty spicy.  I usually cut the Tony C seasoning with a little seasoned salt, paprika and cumin.  Cajun seasoning is pretty easy- you could just make your own and control the salt and heat.)


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  1. Ash and Crafts says:

    Hi there! I saw your post featured on All Things With Purpose. These look so yummy! Pinned! Great photos, by the way!

  2. Cait Fore says:

    these look amazing! I will definitely need to try this stuff out!

  3. Kassondra Coxson says:

    Oh wow I need to try this like now!

  4. With that cajun seasoning on there, I'm totally hooked. It looks soooo good!

  5. kristi dominguez says:

    Yum! This looks unbelievably good! I love that it can be versatile…over pasta for the kiddos and over a fresh bed of greens for us! I can't wait to try this one, Jamie!

  6. Newlywed Survival says:

    My husband loves cajun seasoning… and we both love shrimp. I am going to give this recipe a try. Thanks!

  7. bxcrochet says:

    Those look so good. I love the taste of cajun seasoning.

    Michelle F.

  8. Melanie Walsh says:

    My tastebuds totally changed after my last pregnancy. Anything spicy affects me even more than it used to. My tastebuds are just going to have to deal because this looks too good to miss out on.

  9. I love shrimp and this recipe sounds great! I would probably add them to spaghetti with a red sauce of some type.

  10. Masshole Mommy says:

    That sounds delicious. I can not wait to try this!!