Baked Honey Cajun Shrimp

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Baked Honey Cajun Shrimp are a quick and easy dinner that takes just 10 minutes to cook. The balance of sweet and spicy is pure perfection. Tastes great served over rice with steamed broccoli or a salad.

Baked Honey Cajun Shrimp in a baking dish.

 

To make this amazingly easy and delicious meal, shrimp are briefly marinated in a mixture of honey, soy sauce, lemon juice, Cajun seasoning, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic, olive oil, and butter. Then they are baked for about 10 minutes.

 

Baked Honey Cajun Shrimp in a baking dish.

 

This recipe can easily be scaled up or down. I find that 1.5 pounds of shrimp is enough for 4 people to have a generous amount.

These Baked Honey Cajun Shrimp also make an awesome appetizer.

 

Tips for making Baked Honey Cajun Shrimp:

  • You can use any size shrimp you like for this recipe. The cooking time will need to be adjusted just slightly for smaller shrimp or super-sized shrimp.
  • Be careful not to overcook the shrimp. They are done when they have turned opaque with no grey, translucent areas left.
  • I leave the tails on because I think they present better that way, but you could remove them.
  • To save time, purchase shrimp that have already been peeled and deveined.

Close-up of Baked Honey Cajun Shrimp.

 

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Baked Cajun Honey Shrimp

Baked Honey Shrimp

Course: Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: cajun, Seafood
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Marinate: 1 hour
Servings: 4
Calories: 426kcal
Baked Honey Cajun Shrimp are a quick and easy dinner that can be made in just 30 minutes. The balance of sweet and spicy is pure perfection. Tastes great served over rice with steamed broccoli or a salad.
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk first 7 ingredients together. Gradually whisk in olive oil.
    Stir in shrimp.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place shrimp and marinade in a 9x13-inch baking dish. Drizzle melted butter on top.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.

Nutrition

Calories: 426kcal

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