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Easy One Pan Cajun Shrimp

Easy One Pan Cajun Shrimp

This Easy One Pan Cajun Shrimp is full of flavor straight from the Bayou and perfect for the entire family.

Easy One Pan Cajun Shrimp full of flavor straight from the Bayou and perfect for the entire family.

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We love the taste of New Orleans and I’ll sprinkle in that Bayou flavor whenever I get a chance. So, this New Year’s Eve I decided to add some Cajun Shrimp to our New Year’s Eve Menu for some extra flavor.

Shrimp has become my go to protein whenever I want a meal with a ton of flavor but I don’t have a lot of time. Shrimp may be small but it easily soaks up flavors and has a ton of protein and nutrition.

This is a great recipe if you are feeding a crowd or need to get dinner on the table quickly. A good cajun seasoning and some thawed shrimp are all you need to a boatload of tasty shrimp done in 10 minutes.

I love making this Cajun Shrimp recipe in a cast iron skillet because the high heat from the skillet combined with butter allows to shrimp to get a nice crisp on it. It’s okay if you don’t have a cast iron pan this recipe will still be delicious. It just may not have that extra crispy exterior.

This Easy One Pan Cajun Shrimp is full of flavor straight from the Bayou and perfect for the entire family.

Cajun Seasoning

Whenever hubby and I travel I love to roam the streets. In a place like New Orleans there are so many great place that are off the beaten path. That’s were you’ll find the little treasures of the city. Hubby found a great cigar place and I was able to find a little shop with homemade seasoning. There are loads of great places and New Orleans cooks that make homemade rubs and seasoning.

Though there a some delicious seasoning mixes you can find online or in your grocery store. I personally love the spice mixes from Frontier Co-Op. The spices are absolutely delicious and organic. I also love that the company gives back to the communities and farmers it works with. Its Cajun Spice mix is delicious though this recipe uses the cajun mix from Major Flavor.

What You’ll Need

  • silicon tongs
  • large bowl
  • cast iron pan
  • salad spinner or paper towels
  • cajun seasoning

Easy One Pan Cajun Shrimp

One Pan Cajun Shrimp

Easy One Pan Cajun Shrimp

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An easy flavorful shrimp recipe from the Bayou perfect for the entire family.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine American, New Orleans
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 24 ounces large shrimp peeled and deveined tail on shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter
  • fresh parsley (garnish) optional

Instructions
 

  • Use salad spinner or paper towels to pat shrimp dry.
  • Place shrimp in a large bowl and season with salt and cajun seasoning. Set aside.
  • Heat cast iron pan to medium high heat.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of butter and allow it to coat the bottom of the pan.
  • Add some shrimp to the pan and cook for 1- 2 minutes on each side. Do not crowd the pan.
  • Remove cooked shrimp from the pan. Add the remaining butter and shrimp and cook for 1 -2 minutes. Repeat until all the shrimp have been cooked.

Notes

1 serving = 4 ounces of shrimp
Keyword Cajun
This Easy One Pan Cajun Shrimp is full of flavor straight from the Bayou and perfect for the entire family.

Once you’ve made this Easy One Pan Cajun Shrimp you can serve it over grits, or dirty rice . With a delicious corn salad, corn cakes or as an appetizer.

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