Cajun Shrimp Recipe -
Cajun Shrimp Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Cajun Shrimp

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"Shrimp seasoned with paprika, thyme, oregano, garlic, and red pepper."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    10 mins


  1. Combine paprika, thyme, oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper in a sealable plastic bag; shake to mix. Add shrimp and shake to coat.
  2. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Cook and stir shrimp in hot oil until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, about 4 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 27, 2012

This is a delicious, spicy, quick and easy shrimp appetizer or dinner that is ready in only 10 minutes. I like a medium spice level and the spice level was just right for me. If you like a mildly spiced dish, I recommend cutting back on the cayenne. Next time I think I would like to grill the shrimp instead. Thanks for sharing the recipe SlimCookins.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 02, 2015

This recipe was okay but I am not likely to make again.


82 Ratings

Jan 24, 2013

This was really good! My husband said it was the BEST shrimp dish he'd ever had! Score. Thanks for the recipe.

Feb 16, 2013

This will go into my recipe box!! Very quick and easy. Just the right amount of spice. Served with cheddar biscuits and the family enjoyed it thanks!!

Jun 12, 2013

This was absolutely delicious & super easy!! I mixed the spices up in a Ziploc bag & tossed the shrimp in it to fully coat before cooking. I cooked them about 1 1/2 minute per side on medium high. I served it with roasted vegetables (asparagus, fresh green beans, red bell pepper & grape tomatoes coated with a little olive oil & sprinkled with salt & pepper roasted in oven at 400 degrees on parchment paper for about 12-14 minutes)on top of leafy greens. I drizzled a little lime basil vinaigrette (Maple Grove of Vermont Fat-Free brand)over it all & sprinkled a little feta cheese over the top. Absolutely perfect for a summer meal, especially after a good workout!

Apr 06, 2013

Very good and so easy to adjust to your family's tastes. Paired with Garlic Rice from this site and was perfect with it.

Mar 13, 2013

It is amazingly delicious and so simple. I added 2/4 teaspoons of Creole seasoning which made it spicier. It was awesome without being overwhelmingly spicier.

Mar 21, 2014

Lovely little recipe. I love how quickly it comes together after a hard day at work. Easy and elegant enough for company. I served with brown rice and artichoke hearts. Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 166 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 259 mg
  • 86%
  • Fat
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 28 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 443 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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