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Cajun Shrimp

This Cajun Shrimp recipe is loaded with veggies and Cajun spices and served over rice. It’s a simple dinner that you can have on the table in 30 minutes from start to finish.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cajun shrimp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 103 kcal
Susanne Susanne

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pounds shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1 cup red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup green bell pepper chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup corn frozen or canned
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley optional
  • rice optional

Instructions

  1. Dice the onion and bell peppers 

  2. Then in a skillet heat a tablespoon of olive oil and then add the diced onions and bell peppers. Cook for about five minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add garlic and corn to skillet and cook for one minute more.

  3. Transfer vegetables to a bowl and set aside

  4. Add a half-tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet and then place shrimp in single layer in the skillet season with half the cajun season, salt and pepper. Cook for about two minutes per side or until the shrimp pink and firm. 

  5. Return the vegetables to skillet and season with Cajun seasoning, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Toss together to combine flavors. Garnish with parsley serve over rice if desired

Recipe Notes

  1. This recipe calls for a pound and a half of shrimp. I used peeled and deveined with the tail on but I think in the future when I make this I’ll get shrimp with the tail off. Just for the simplicity of eating and enjoying without having to deal with cutting off or removing the tails. 
  2. When cooking the shrimp don’t overcrowd the pan. Lay the shrimp out in a single layer and cook it in batches if necessary. Putting too much shrimp in the skillet at one time can lead to steaming or overcooking the shrimp. This can give it a rubbery, chewy texture. No one want’s that right?
Nutrition Facts
Cajun Shrimp
Amount Per Serving (8 servings)
Calories 103 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 224mg10%
Potassium 210mg6%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1565IU31%
Vitamin C 44mg53%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.