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Baked Honey Cajun Shrimp

Baked Honey Cajun Shrimp

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 dinner servings or 8 appetizers 1x


Indulge, in the pleasure of Baked Honey Cajun Shrimp. Where every mouthful’s a pleasant combination of sweet and spicy flavors clutching succulent shrimp. This dish holds a feeling of coziness, immaculate for relishing with loved ones or savoring alone during a tranquil evening. Straightforward to prepare and exploding with taste. This feast functions as a paean to the enjoyment of homemade cookery. It’s more than a dish; it’s a point of joy, shared laughter and the kind of warmth that abides beyond the last morsel.



1 pound large raw shrimp, 21-26 count, peeled and deveined

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (juice of 1 small or ½ large lemon)

¼ cup extra light olive oil (not extra virgin)

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Optional Garnish:

½ tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

½ teaspoon grated lemon zest


Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, soy sauce, honey, Cajun seasoning and parsley in a bowl to make the marinade. Stir the mixture well.

Coat the shrimp thoroughly with the marinade, in a bowl. Let it sit for an hour stirring occasionally.

Prepare a garnish by mixing parsley and lemon zest in a bowl. Keep it chilled in the refrigerator.

Preheat your oven to 450˚F.

Arrange the shrimp in a baking dish in a single layer. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until they are cooked through.

Sprinkle the dish with the garnish before serving. Don’t forget to use any leftover sauce as a dip, for bread.


To transform this tantalizing Baked Honey Cajun Shrimp into a gluten-free delight, there’s just one simple swap you need to make. The culprit? Soy sauce. While traditionally brewed with wheat, the good news is that there’s a fantastic gluten-free alternative available: Tamari. Tamari offers that deep, umami flavor we love in soy sauce but without the gluten, making it a perfect substitute for our marinade.

When selecting your Cajun seasoning, also take a moment to check the label. Some blends might sneak in gluten-containing additives. Opt for a seasoning that’s proudly labeled gluten-free to keep your dish safe and savory.

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes