This cajun shrimp foil bake is the perfect meal to do in a pinch and has minimum clean up. How many times do you get to the end of your day and realize you still have to get dinner on the table and you only have 30 minutes to do it. Let’s face it, when we say 30 minutes, this must include the clean up! When this time crunch hits me, the panic starts to rise and my thoughts start to race and then I immediately starting thinking what’s in my freezer. I always keep shrimp or some kind of fish in the freezer because it takes no time to defrost and no time to cook.
This incredibly flavourful shrimp foil bake takes one large bowl, one spoon, a cutting board, knife and foil. You can make individual foil packets that your fam can eat right out of or make one large packet and scoop into bowls. I vote for the individual packets!
Another place you can save some time is to use an already combined cajun spice that you may have in your cupboard or this meal would also taste great using a packaged fajita spice. If you don’t have those, you can easily follow my simple cajun spice blend which takes no time at all and you probably have everything in your spice drawer.
If you aren’t into a ton of chopping or want to make it even quicker, ditch the thinly sliced potatoes and serve over rice or noodles. This dish really is so versatile!
Super simple and fast cajun shrimp foil bake.
- 12 mini potatoes (very thinly sliced) This is an optional ingredient. You can do the bake with out the potatoes and serve over rice or pasta.
- 3 green onions (roughly chopped
- 1 medium zucchini (sliced)
- 1 1/2 cup frozen corn
- 20-25 large shrimp (fresh or frozen but thawed) Place frozen shrimp in warm water to thaw while preparing the veggies for the bake.
- 3 tbsp avocado oil (or oil of choice)
- 3 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp white pepper
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1/2 - 1 tsp cayenne (optional) I used 1/2 tsp so my kids would eat!
Preheat oven to 425 F
Mix all ingredients in one large bowl
If you have a prepared cajun spice use that or even a fajita spice package would work. Otherwise create my simple cajun spice and add to bowl with 3 tbsp of avocado oil (or oil of choice).
Create indivdual packets of mixture and seal (see photo) or create one large foil packet.
This should make 4 large servings or 5 medium servings. (I'm a family of five!)
Bake at 425 F for 15 mins.
Serve in individual packets or in a bowl.