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Cajun Shrimp Recipe

Our Cajun shrimp recipe introduces an impressive dinner made with succulent shrimp and crunchy vegetables that are lightly seasoned and sautéed in butter.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cajun seasoning for shrimp, cajun shrimp, cajun shrimp recipe, how to make cajun shrimp
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 487kcal
Author: Luna Regina

Ingredients

  • 12 oz peeled and deveined shrimp equals to 22 oz raw
  • 2 tbsp garlic chopped
  • 2 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 4 oz red bell pepper chopped
  • 4 oz onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 1/2 cups cooked medium-grain rice

Instructions

  • Season 12 oz shrimp with 2 tbsp garlic, 2 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning, 1/4 tsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp sriracha, and 1 tsp lemon juice. Marinate the shrimp for 5 minutes.
    Step 1: Marinate the shrimp with the homemade Cajun seasoning.
  • Meanwhile, heat a pan over medium heat. Add 1 tbsp olive oil, 4 oz bell pepper, and 4 oz onion. Stir-fry for 2 minutes. Transfer the cooked veggies to a plate and set aside.
    Step 2: Stir-fry the vegetables. Set aside.
  • In the same pan, add 1 tbsp olive oil and the marinated shrimp. Stir-fry for 2 minutes.
    Step 3: Stir-fry the marinated shrimp.
  • Add 2 tbsp unsalted butter to the pan and sauté the shrimp for another 5 minutes or until the surface gets lightly charred.
    Step 4: Sauté the shrimp with butter.
  • Return the stir-fried veggies to the pan. Stir occasionally to combine the vegetables and shrimp, about 1 minute.
    Step 5: Return the veggies to the pan.
  • Remove from the heat. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp parsley and 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes.
    Step 6: Garnish the dish.
  • Serve over warm rice.
    Step 7: Serve the Cajun shrimp over warm rice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 266mg | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 612mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1448IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 4mg