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Jaked Up Cajun Shrimp Recipe

Jacked Up Cajun Shrimp

I hope you enjoy my Jacked Up Cajun Shrimp that I made using Bourbon. I decided to be a bit adventurous by adding alcohol to my recipe. I figured a little bourbon would take these gorgeous shrimp to another level. Just don’t guzzle down the bottle of bourbon before you finish cooking your shrimp and forget them in the oven. If your not much of a drinker like myself, no reason to worry the shrimp doesn’t have a strong bourbon taste. If you’re allergic to alcohol, omit the bourbon from the recipe.

Cajun Shrimp with Bourbon

I honestly think my “Jacked Up Cajun Shrimp” is the best recipe I have ever made!! I don’t mean to sound like I am tooting my own horn. My friend Gidget that owns a seafood company called “The Crab Man Plus” in South Louisiana gave me the shrimp I used in my recipe. The shrimp she gave me was fresh off the boat. I think the fresh shrimp marinated with all the different seasonings and the bourbon made my recipe taste phenomenal!! You should try this recipe I think you will be pleased.

Cajun Shrimp with Bourbon

This shrimp recipe would make a perfect appetizer. Make sure when you serve the “Jacked Up Cajun Shrimp” you have plenty of french bread to dip into the sauce. Especially if you are serving it to a crowd of people from South Louisiana. If you are from Louisiana or have spent time in New Orleans, you will know we love our gravy and messy sauces.

Louisiana Fresh Gulf Shrimp

When you make this recipe, you can use fresh or frozen peeled and thawed shrimp. If you are using fresh shrimp peel and devein the shrimp. You could leave the tails on or remove them. I prefer leaving the tails on my shrimp.  I used one pound of size 16/20 shrimps, about 15 shrimps.

Ingredients for Shrimp Recipe

Besides shrimp, you’ll need fresh parsley, green onions, garlic powder, cajun seasoning, butter, lemon, Bourbon, Worcestershire sauce, light brown sugar, salt, andpepper.

Sprinkle seasoning on shrimp

Rinse and Pat your shrimp dry. Place your shrimp in an 8×8 glass baking dish. Sprinkle two tablespoons cajun seasoning over the shrimp, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to your liking. Make sure to season both sides of the shrimp.

Make Marinade for Shrimp

In a medium glass bowlmelt one stick of butter in the microwave. Remove bowl from the microwave stir in two tablespoons of bourbon, two tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, two tablespoons light brown sugar, and 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice. Place bowl back into the microwave for 20-30 seconds or until the butter mixture melts. Remove the butter mixture from the microwave and pour over the shrimp. Chop up a 1/2 cup of parsley and a 1/2 cup of green onion. Pour the green onion and parsley on top of the shrimp making sure to spread evenly over the shrimp. You can sprinkle a little more lemon juice and cajun season on top if you would like. Bake the shrimp in a 375 degree preheated oven. Cook for 12-15 minutes. Remove the dish carefully with oven mitts. Drizzle some of the juice over the shrimp.

Cajun Shrimp Appetizer

Serve while hot with french bread. Eat the shrimp and soak up the juice. Makes a great appetizer. It’s so good!

Cajun Season Bourbon Shrimp

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How to make Bourbon Cajun Shrimp

I hope you enjoy my Jacked Up Cajun Shrimp recipe. Do you have a favorite shrimp recipe?

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Have a great day, Kim


Kim Seghers is a Mom of three and the creator of This Ole Mom blog, a family and lifestyle site. Kim is passionate about sharing her love for cooking, crafting, traveling, and family fun. In hope to inspire others.

This article has 21 comments

  1. GiGi Eats

    OMG THIS SHRIMP! I am totally drooling over here. It looks INSANELY delicious!!!

    • Kim Seghers

      Thank you, GiGi! You should try these shrimp they are insanely delicious!!!! You will not want to share them.
      Have a great night, Kim

  2. Claudia Blanton

    wow, this looks delicious! I need to eat more seafood, and I think I just found the recipe that will actually make me want to eat more shrimp – yum! Thanks and have a great weekend!

    • Kim Seghers

      Thank you, Claudia! This recipe is delicious. You should give it a try,it just may become one of your favorite shrimp recipes.
      Have a great Sunday, Kim

  3. candy

    Shrimp looks amazing, dipping the bread in the sauce puts it over the top.

    • Kim Seghers

      Thank you, Candy! I honestly don’t know which is my favorite part about this recipe the shrimp or the sauce.
      The recipe is a must try I promise you won’t want to share it!! Have a lovely day, Kim

  4. Marie

    This looks absolutely amazing! I love shrimp (and cajun). Pinning for later!

    • Kim Seghers

      Thank you, Marie! The shrimp tastes delicious and it’s not spicy. I hope you give the recipe a try.
      Thanks for pinning the recipe. Kim

  5. Sherry Nappa

    Oh, Kim. This shrimp looks divine! Your recipe is a must try for all of us shrimp fans:-)

  6. Inez

    Oh wow! This looks SOOOOO good! I love shrimp!

  7. AsktheGal

    This looks easy and delicious!

  8. Nikki

    This looks delicious! Pinning!

    • Kim Seghers

      Thank you, Nikki! I would love to know how you like the recipe if you decide to make it. Thank you for taking the time to leave a message. Have a great day, Kim

  9. Ginny

    Kim, how spicy are the shrimp? I like flavor but not so much hot spicy. Pictures look incredible, and who doesn’t love any recipe with a sauce for bread dipping??

    • Kim Seghers

      The shrimp really don’t come out too spicy. You can make it spicy or not by adding as much of the Cajun seasoning as you like.
      Thank you for the kind words. Have a great weekend and I hope you get a chance to tr this recipe. Kim

  10. Christina

    This looks absolutely amazing! We love shrimp, and my Grandmother is from Louisiana so we love those southern influences!!

  11. Crystal Foose

    OMG! I have never wished I could afford some shrimp more than I do right now! Yum!

    • Kim Seghers

      Thank you, Crystal! These shrimp are delicious. I wish I could some you some already made. You probably could use frozen shrimp in a bag thawed. Have a great weekend! Kim

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