Title Value
Large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 pound
Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon
3. Olive oil 1 teaspoon
4. Butter ½ cup
Garlic, minced
1 clove
6. Red pepper flakes ¼ teaspoon
7. Black pepper ⅛ teaspoon
Thin strips lemon peel
Fresh thyme
5 sprigs


1 . Stage

Place shrimp in a resealable plastic bag. Sprinkle with Cajun seasoning and drizzle with olive oil; toss shrimp around in the bag to evenly distribute seasoning. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.

2 . Stage

Preheat a smoker to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Add wood chips according to manufacturer's instructions.

3 . Stage

Place butter in a microwave-safe dish and cook on high until completely melted, 20 to 30 seconds. Stir in lemon peel, garlic, red pepper flakes, and black pepper.

4 . Stage

Arrange shrimp in even rows in an 8x10-inch aluminum pan. Place thyme sprigs between each row. Drizzle butter mixture over shrimp.

5 . Stage

Place in the preheated smoker and cook shrimp until firm and orange-pink in color, about 30 minutes. Try not to overcook as the shrimp will become rubbery. Serve immediately.