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Cajun Shrimp

Easy Cajun Shrimp

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This easy Cajun shrimp recipe takes just 5 minutes on the stove for a big payoff in flavor! Whip it up as a quick weeknight dinner.



1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, deveined and thawed if frozen (tail on or peeled)

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons purchased Cajun seasoning OR 1 1/2 tablespoons homemade Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Pat the shrimp dry. In a medium bowl, mix the shrimp with ½ teaspoon kosher salt, the Cajun seasoning, garlic powder and onion powder.
  2. In your largest skillet* (cast iron or stainless preferred), heat the olive oil on medium high heat. Add the shrimp and cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side until just opaque and cooked through, turning them with tongs. Once cooked through, serve immediately.


*Want to grill it instead? Go to Cajun Grilled Shrimp.

  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Cajun inspired
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: Cajun shrimp