BAKED CAJUN SHRIMP: A Spicy Seafood Delight

 

THE INGREDIENTS LIST:

1 Lb.Of large shrimp (peeled and deveined).

3 Tbsp.Of olive oil.

2 Tbsp.Of Cajun seasoning.

2 Tbsp.Of lemon juice.

3 garlic cloves – minced.

1 Tsp.Of paprika

1 Tsp.Of dried thyme

1 Tsp.Of dried oregano

Salt and black pepper to taste

Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS:

1st Step

To get started, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).

2nd Step

Mix together the Cajun spice, olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, paprika, dried thyme, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl. Combine all of the ingredients by thoroughly combining them.

3rd Step

Put the shrimp that have been peeled and deveined into the basin that contains the Cajun marinade. To ensure that the shrimp are uniformly covered with the tasty mixture, give them a quick toss. Let them sit in the marinade for at least 15 to 20 minutes so that they can fully absorb the robust flavors.

4th Step

Prepare a baking pan for easy cleaning by lining it with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Place the shrimp that have been marinated on the baking sheet in a single layer, taking care that they do not touch each other.

5th Step

Bake the shrimp for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until they are pink and opaque, after placing the baking sheet in an oven that has been prepared. If you leave the shrimp in the oven for too long, they will turn into a rough texture, so take care not to overcook them.

6th Step

Once everything is finished, take the baking sheet out of the oven. A splash of color and an extra dose of vitality may be achieved by sprinkling chopped fresh parsley over the hot, baked Cajun shrimp.

7th Step

Serve the Baked Cajun Shrimp hot, either as an appetizer, over rice, or with a side of crusty bread to mop up the rich juices that remain after baking the shrimp in the Cajun seasoning.