Spicy Cajun Shrimp is easy and delicious. Only 5 minutes to cook them and serve them up. Great over pasta, rich or mashed potatoes too.
Course Main Course
Keyword cajun shrimp
Prep Time 1minute
Cook Time 4minutes
Total Time 5minutes
Author Toni Dash
1poundmedium shrimppeeled, deveined and uncooked
1 ½tablespooncajun seasoning
In a large bowl toss the shrimp with the Cajun seasoning.
Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy pan or skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the shrimp and sear, until it becomes slightly pink, around 1.5-2 minutes per side. DO NOT OVERCOOK.
This recipes is really fast and easy. Great as an appetizer or a main dish. Could be added to pasta, served with rice. Cooking Shrimp
Shrimp cooks very fast and when overcooked it becomes dried out, loses it's pleasing texture and flavor.
Watch the color of the shrimp. It will begin a translucent gray color and turn opaque white or a pinkish tone. The size shrimp called for in this recipe will not need to cook more than about 1.5 - 2 minutes (at the most) per side.
Previously frozen and thawed (uncooked) shrimp can be used.
Tips: use a large enough skillet or pan so that the shrimp cooks in a single layer. This will ensure all shrimp is cooking evenly and not overcooking.
I use tongs to turn the shrimp. It gives more control and allows monitoring the shrimp individually, turning them each when they show signs of being cooked.
Cajun SeasoningChoose a seasoning blend that does not have salt as the first ingredients. Here are some recommendations: