Homemade Cajun seasoning and butter are the main stars in this simple dish. Serve with rice or grits drizzled with the pan sauce, or serve as an appetizer. Also delicious tossed with buttered noodles.
Sheet Pan Cajun Butter Shrimp Cajun Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 pounds extra large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ cup butter, cubed and at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley (Optional)
- 6 lemon wedges (optional)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Combine smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, oregano, pepper, cayenne pepper, and thyme in a small bowl. Pat shrimp dry and place in a large bowl. Sprinkle with Cajun seasoning mixture and drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat evenly.
Place shrimp in a single layer on a sheet pan without overcrowding.
Cook in the preheated oven until shrimp are opaque in the middle, about 8 minutes. Immediately add butter to the hot pan and toss with shrimp until butter is melted. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired and serve with lemon wedges
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
|Servings Per Recipe 6|
|Total Fat 23g||29%|
|Saturated Fat 11g||55%|
|Total Carbohydrate 2g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data. Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.