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.
Servings: 4 servings
- 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
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.
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.
In the same pan, add 1 tbsp olive oil and the marinated shrimp. Stir-fry for 2 minutes.
Add 2 tbsp unsalted butter to the pan and sauté the shrimp for another 5 minutes or until the surface gets lightly charred.
Return the stir-fried veggies to the pan. Stir occasionally to combine the vegetables and shrimp, about 1 minute.
Remove from the heat. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp parsley and 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes.
Serve over warm rice.
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