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Easy Cajun Shrimp - a quick and easy shrimp recipe that only requires a few ingredients and hardly any time to prepare for an easy dinner.
Easy Cajun Shrimp
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 people
Author: Julia
  • 1 to 1.5 pounds raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  1. Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss together until well combined.

  2. Heat a large cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium heat and add about 1 tablespoon olive oil (or cooking oil of choice), enough to generously coat the surface.

  3. Place shrimp on the hot surface, creating one even layer and giving shrimp space between. This may need to be done in two batches.

  4. Cook 2 minutes, flip and cook on the other side another 2 to 3 minutes, until cooked through.

  5. Serve over choice of white or brown rice or grits