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Close-up image of cajun chrimp sprinkled with chopped chives.

Cajun Shrimp

This Cajun shrimp explodes with flavor and comes together in less than 10 minutes! Tender shrimp is quickly pan-fried in a delicious blend of spices and ready to serve alongside rice, pasta, and/or grilled veggies.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun
Keyword 10-minute, easy, seafood
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 174kcal


  • Large skillet



  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add in the paprika, garlic powder, salt, oregano, onion powder, and cayenne powder. Cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
  • Add in the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes or until cooked through.


  • Make it Dairy-Free: Use dairy-free butter instead of regular butter.
Recipe yields approximately 4 servings. Nutritional values shown reflect information for one serving. Macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands of ingredients used.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 301mg | Sodium: 1514mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 780IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 3mg | Net Carbs: 1g