Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Spicy Baked Shrimp

If you follow my facebook page you saw me raving about a shrimp recipe I made this week. This here is that recipe. I even went so far on facebook to say it was my favorite shrimp recipe... I think I'll stand by that. Now, typically I'll make a recipe and some time will pass before it shows up on the blog, but this was just too good to wait.

First of all, why don't I typically bake shrimp? It's so easy! I always cook them in a skillet, but this was a nice alternative. Then, add to it that the sauce was delicious- unbelievable delicious actually. My friend Natalie said it sounds like a New Orleans BBQ sauce- I trust her when it comes to food, but I have no background knowledge on that so it might be quite similar. What I will tell you is we didn't find this spicy at all, but it was very flavorful. The best part is dipping your bread in the sauce- we killed off a whole loaf (a small loaf... don't judge...). Make this. We will be having this often.

Source: Slightly adapted from Eat My Charlotte, originally from Bon Appetit

Serves 2

1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp cajun OR Creole seasoning
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 pound shrimp

Fresh crusty bread

1- Combine the first six ingredients in a square oven safe dish. Stir well. Add the shrimp, toss well.
2- Refrigerate 1 hour.
3- Preheat the oven to 450. Bake for 10 minutes, stirring once while cooking.
4- Serve with crusty bread for dipping.


  1. This is too easy not to try, it would be great over some rice too. LOVE, emailing it to myself.

  2. I can't wait to make this! Man, I'm drooling just looking at your photo.

  3. I made this for supper for Father's Day, it was soooo yummy! I forgot to refrigerate it for an hour. I doubled the recipe and cooked at 350 degrees, thinking that was what the recipe called for, cooked my extra large shrimp for 20 minutes at the lower temp.

  4. I made this for supper today. I doubled the recipe and cooked the extra large shrimp at 350 for 20 minutes. I thought that was the temp the recipe called for, just realized it says 450. I forgot to refrigerate it for an hour, was still sooooo yummy

  5. just a comment, but it probably wasnt spicy because you left out the cayenne

  6. Made it first on the barbecue and it was amazing! Not spicy though. Tonight I added cayenne pepper and used chicken and it was perfect!