Sunday, November 1, 2009

Red Lobster Cajun Shrimp

Red Lobster made for one of their unlimited shrimp feasts, barbeque style shrimp.  Barbeque style shrimp is a Cajun way of making shrimp, spicy and buttery this is an easy way to make shrimp in a unique style.  Now when we say barbeque style shrimp, that doesn’t mean shrimp covered with barbeque sauce, rather, it is shrimp baked in the oven in a spicy sauce.   Be sure to serve this with rice or plenty of bread so you can mop up the extra sauce.


1 lb. shrimp, use at least medium size
1/2 C. margarine
4 tsp cayenne pepper
3 tsp salt
2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp cumin
2 1/4 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Place the margarine in  a 13 x 9 baking pan, and then place the pan in the oven.  While the pan is in the oven wash and peel shrimp.  Devien the shrimp.  By the time you have finished prepping the shrimp, the margarine should be melted in the pan.  In a small bowl mix together the spices and blend well.  Place shrimp into the pan, and then sprinkle on the seasonings you have just blended together on the shrimp.  Mix the shrimp, margarine, and spices until the shrimp is coated well with margarine and shrimp.  Bake for approximately 15 minutes, remove shrimp, and check for doneness.  The shrimp should be pink when done.

Our recipe uses margarine as most restaurants use margarine also because it is less expensive than butter.  If you really want to try to ramp up this recipe use butter instead of margarine.  Be sure to serve the shrimp with fresh lemon wedges.

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