Whenever a simple, light but fresh meal is just what you need, find a boring favorite and cook it outside. I live to cook anything (from bread to dessert to more traditional BBQ) in my Traeger grill. Trying a new take on an old favorite dish is one of my time-tested ways to beat mealtime monotony. And what better way to change up a recipe than to add Cajun spices for Cajun Shrimp and Veggies?
Sheet Pan Roasted Veggies are a new staple in our household since the arrival of our Traeger. The best part about this recipe is that it can be adapted with whatever you have on hand. The version below was totally a ‘what’s in the fridge’ kind of meal, and it beat all expectations.
If you’re cooking potatoes, sweet potatoes, winter squash or beets, the cook will take longer. If you add chard, kale, spinach or bok choy, you might want to stir those in for the last 10 minutes of cooking. Whether you slice big chunks or small pieces for your veggies, the meal should turn out the same either way. Originally, the idea was to stir them into pasta primavera (the pasta and light cream sauce) but we ended up just eating them as-is.
Mix this up with your favorite seasoning (we used my Garlic Junky), a good dose of olive oil, and some wood fired flavor – and you’ve got an easy meal in no time.
We paired ours with cajun rub seasoned shrimp skewers and then cooked on high in the Traeger until just done. Lastly: enjoy your homemade Cajun Shrimp and Veggies.
Cajun Shrimp & Sheet Pan Veggies
- Cookie sheet
- Smoker grill
Sheet Pan Veggies
- 1 cup each of a variety of vegetables, chopped into similar sized pieces we used onion, cauliflower, asparagus tips, red bell pepper, yellow squash and zucchini
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp seasoning of your preference
- 1 pound shelled, tail-on shrimp, defrosted and deveined
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp cajun seasoning of you choice
- Preheat grill to 400°.
- On a cookie sheet, combine all the vegetables with 2 tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp rub.
- Toss to coat and spread evenly on pan.
- Place in preheated grill and allow to cook for 15 minutes, then stir with a spatula and continue cooking.
- Meanwhile, prepare shrimp by combining shrimp, olive oil and seasoning.
- Toss to coat.
- Thread shrimp on skewer.
- When veggies are nearly done (taste to test), place shrimp on grill and cook until just done.
- Shrimp should be about 145° when done.