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Cajun Shrimp is easy to prepare, delicious, and perfect for a busy weeknight or special occasion. Whether you’re a seafood lover or just want to try something new, this recipe is sure to please.

Hello foodies! If you’re looking for a dish that’s easy to make and packed with flavor, you’ve come to the right place. There’s a reason our Cajin Shrimp recipe is a family favorite – it’s spicy, flavorful, and just plain delicious! A mix of bold spices and succulent shrimp, this recipe is perfect for those looking to add some heat to their meals. It’s easy to prepare on a busy weeknight, yet impressive enough to entertain guests at a dinner party. So strap on your aprons and get ready to feast – our Cajun Shrimp is a recipe you don’t want to miss!

leftover cajun seasoning

If you’re not using all your dry Cajun seasoning, don’t throw it away! You can save it for later in other dishes, such as baked potatoes or roast chicken. Just store the seasoning in an airtight container or small ziplock bag in a cool, dry place.

Grilling Instructions

For a fun twist on this recipe, try grilling your cajun shrimp! Toss the shrimp with a little oil and season with a Cajun spice blend before grilling. I recommend skewering the shrimp and grilling them on medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side. The grill adds a smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with the Cajun spices.

service suggestion

Cajun shrimp goes well with any simple side dish, such as rice, quinoa, or roasted vegetables. You can also serve it as a main course with a light salad or soup as an appetizer. The bold flavor of the shrimp will add a delicious touch to any meal!

frequently asked questions

Can I use small shrimp for Cajun shrimp?

Yes, you can definitely use baby shrimp for this recipe. Keep in mind that the cooking time may be shorter, so keep an eye on the shrimp to make sure they don’t get overcooked.

Is Cajun Seasoning Really Spicy?

Cajun seasoning is known for being spicy, but you can adjust the heat to your liking. If you prefer a milder flavor, you can reduce the amount of cayenne or omit it entirely. On the other hand, if you like your food spicy, you can add more chilli or hot sauce to the dish.

Can I use premade Cajun seasoning instead of making my own?

Yes, you can use store-bought Cajun seasoning instead of making your own. Just be sure to read the ingredient list to make sure there aren’t any additives or preservatives you want to avoid.

Can I Grill Cajun Shrimp Instead of Cooking it on the Stove?

Yes, you can definitely grill Cajun Shrimp for a smoky and flavorful twist. Simply skewer the shrimp, coat with oil and season with a Cajun spice blend, then grill over medium-high heat for a few minutes on each side.

Overhead view of Cajun shrimp in a cast iron skillet.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

If you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat, simply heat the shrimp in the microwave or on the stovetop. However, keep in mind that reheated shrimp may not be as tender or juicy as freshly cooked shrimp.

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Close up view of cajun shrimp.

Cajun Shrimp is easy to prepare, delicious, and perfect for a busy weeknight or special occasion. Whether you’re a seafood lover or just want to try something new, this recipe is sure to please.

Preparation time 5 minute

cooking time 10 minute

total time 15 minute

raw material

  • 1 pound prawns Peeled and gutted
  • 2 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon White pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili
  • lemon optional, service


  • In a small bowl, make Cajun seasoning by whisking together smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, basil, salt, black pepper, white pepper, and paprika.

  • Season the shrimp with the Cajun seasoning, making sure to coat each shrimp evenly.

  • In a large skillet, heat extra virgin olive oil over medium heat.

  • Add the seasoned shrimp to the pot and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until they are pink and no longer translucent.

  • Serve warm with rice or as a side dish with a squeeze of fresh lemon (optional). enjoy!

Calories: 73kcal | carbohydrate: 2G | protein: 0.5G | fat: 7G | Saturated fat: 1G | Polyunsaturated fats: 1G | Monounsaturated fats: 5G | sodium: 583mg | Potassium: 56mg | fiber: 1G | sugar: 0.2G | Vitamin A: 556unit | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | calcium: twenty onemg | iron: 1mg

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