Full flavored, zesty, Shrimp in Cajun Spice Oil that are easy to make. Just toss the cooked shrimp in the Cajun oil and you have a great start to dinner. This Cajun seasoning recipe for shrimp is so good, it’ll have your family asking for more!
Serve these Cajun shrimp over pasta, rice, a big green salad, oh just about anywhere. These shrimp even make a great finger food appetizer!
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Easy dinner recipe
This Shrimp in Cajun Spice Oil is one of my husband’s recipes.
He came up with it a while back, and we use it all the time.
The shrimp are so good in so many dishes. Noodle bowls, ramen, salads, wraps, just as is for snacking, pretty much anywhere.
I like that the spice mix is just enough for a meal. We don’t have to store it until the next use.
Now, of course, feel free to make a larger batch of the spice mix, if you want to keep it for another time, if you want spicier shrimp, or if you want to serve more than two people.
We made a 4x batch of the spice mix for the photo (below), so you could see what it looks like.
Simple and good!
More Cajun-style dishes
My family loves Cajun style foods! If you love them too, you’ll want to check out some of our easy to make recipes. Cajun Shrimp with Rice, Spicy Cajun Baked Cod, and Gumbo.
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Cajun Shrimp Oil Recipe
Shrimp in Cajun Spice Oil
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/8 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon light tasting oil
- 10 16-20 per pound size cooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp, thawed
- Mix all dried spices and herbs together. Add oil and mix well. Microwave spice mix until warm and aromatic, microwave times will vary.
- Toss cooked shrimp in the Cajun Spice Oil. Serve on a salad, in a wrap, as shrimp cocktail, anyway you please!
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
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I made this last night and served the shrimp over rice… We LOVED it! So many great flavors!
I love the flavor combination you’ve shared. Perfect for shrimp and I bet it would be tasty on pork and chicken too!
I love cooking shrimp because it’s so quick and easy. I’m always looking for new shrimp recipes and this one sounds so delicious! The cajun seasoning sounds amazing!
I love me some spicy Cajun food and this spice oil is no exception! I am already dreaming of all the foods I can put it on!! Maybe this is what I need for my cod fish I have pulled out for dinner tonight!
I need to make these shrimp!!! I love the kick you’ve got going on!!! We’ll definitely need a double batch!
I’m drooling just looking at those shrimp. They would be good on a salad or the perfect appetizer. I love the way shrimp takes on those delicious spices.
I’ve never met a shrimp I didn’t like!! The spice on these? PERFECTION!
Oh yum! I love shrimp!!! this is perfect for mardi gras!
I love the combination of flavors! This is such an incredible meal to make for lent!