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Baking the Shrimp Boil

Today I don't have any stories to tell, I just want to share a recipe. A recipe for a meal so delicious and flavorful that I think you will appreciate it. We know how you feel about long stories before the recipe anyway!

By now you know that one of my favorite food blogs is Damn Delicious. And so far, everything I've made from this blog has been DELICIOUS!

This Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil was no different. I didn't want to call it a shrimp boil since you aren't actually boiling the shrimp, but you do boil some of the stuff so, okay.

Homemade Cajun Spice Blend





Here are the instructions from Damn Delicious:

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 pound baby Dutch yellow potatoes
  • 3 ears corn, each cut crosswise into 6 pieces
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 (12.8-ounce) package smoked andouille sausage, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook potatoes until just tender and parboiled, about 10-13 minutes. Stir in corn during the last 5 minutes of cooking time; drain well.
  3. In a small bowl, combine butter, garlic and Old Bay seasoning.
  4. Place potatoes, corn, shrimp and sausage in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Stir in butter mixture and gently toss to combine.
  5. Place into oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the shrimp are opaque and corn is tender.
  6. Serve immediately with lemon wedges, garnished with parsley, if desired.
Here is what I did differently...
I used frozen corn, did not cut it and I boiled it longer since it was frozen (after I removed the potatoes from the pot).
I used whatever white potatoes I had in my kitchen...they worked.
I made my own blend of Cajun seasoning because I never buy Old Bay.
I used beef sausage.
I did not use parsley, because I didn't have any fresh.

CAJUN SEASONING BLEND:
3 tablespoons smoked paprika
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon ground white pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1/2 tablespoon dried thyme

Place all ingredients together in a small mason jar, close the lid and shake to fully combine. You can store this in the same jar for up to a year.

Baking the shrimp boil intensifies the flavor! I've said it before that I prefer my seafood baked and I will forever feel this way! That doesn't mean that I won't boil it though! This meal was delicious and was the perfect warm up on a pretty chilly day. I'm going to work on taking better pictures, or getting better lighting in my house!

If you make this, let me know how you like it!

XOXO,
RoJo





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