5 Minutes Cajun Shrimp

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Here is the perfect seafood lover's quickest lunch ever in 5 minutes you can have the quickest tastiest cajun flavored shrimp for topping your salad, plain rice, or even pasta.


We use a 1 pound bag of frozen shrimp sauteed with some olive oil, butter, fresh garlic, wine, and cajun seasoning, and everyone that has tried this dish raves about the delicious coating and flavors.


Our Cajun spice is a perfect homemade seasoning blend that accents a mild spicy flavor for this shrimp dish and compliments any fillings, toppings, or even an appetizer for so many meals.


The garlic wine butter makes a cajun sauce that takes only around 5 minutes and is super easy to make and clings to the shrimp for that perfect bite in flavors.


Of course, we have other substitutions for those with seafood allergies or prefer to use some chicken broth instead of wine no problem.


If you're a shrimp fan this will be a quick lunch or snack and it tastes great heated up the next day if you have leftovers.


We also like to serve this with Cajun Style Rice it's the perfect match in flavors!


Scroll down to get this printable recipe with super easy instructions.



cajun shrimp recipe in 5 minutes







Shrimp on a Menu



This recipe will astound you on how fast it is to make when you've been paying so much money for that extra topping on your salads in a restaurant.


This shrimp is already cooked and even if you decide to use fresh raw shrimp it will also cook quickly just remember raw shrimp is grey in color and must turn pink when cooked.


Of course, you can also make a medley consisting of our favorites being scallops, lobster, or even calamari rings for this dish plus Mahi Mahi is a wonderful substitution made with this cajun flavor if you're not a shrimp lover.


The buttery wine sauce is great on any meats also if you're allergic to seafood.


sauteed cajun shrimp



Other Substitutions 

  • smoked salmon
  • Mahi-mahi
  • haddock
  • crab meat or lobster
  • chicken breast boneless cubed
  • boneless pork tenderloin
  • cubed boneless steak
  • a medley of surf and turf



cajun shrimp



Other Serving and Side Dish Suggestions

  1. twice-baked potatoes
  2. black beans
  3. sauteed spinach or other greens
  4. cooked pasta fettuccini or broccoli aioli
  5. garlic mashed potatoes
  6. french fries
  7. a topping for salads
  8. a topping for pasta we love this on cooked orzo pasta
  9. mixed in or a topping for rice
  10. top some steamed vegetables
  11. filling for tacos, pita bread, or even seafood empanadas



cajun shrimp with orzo



Tips

  • use chicken broth for non-alcohol
  • raw shrimp is cooked when it turns pink ( most seafood cook very quickly)
  • if using extra-large shrimp and adjust the time of cooking until the shrimp turns pink
  • don't brown garlic, it should be light in color
  • if using meats instead of seafood cook to your preference before adding the wine first
  • you can use cajun seasoning already made in a jar from your local grocery store
  • mixed greens, spinach, arugula salad is perfect topped with cajun shrimp
  • outdoor grilling: oil spray a cast-iron skillet until the shrimp is pink and the seafood is hot all the way through
  • air fryer:  place in an ovenproof casserole dish at 425 degrees oil spray a baking dish and cook for 4 to 5  minutes or until the coating clings to the shrimp
  • baked: baked the shrimp in a greased casserole set in a  preheated oven of 400 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes or until the shrimp is pink if raw and heated through if frozen




cooked shrimp



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Easiest and Tastiest Cajun Shrimp Ever!


If you're ready to impress family, friends when hosting a party or even yourself how super easy making this tasty cajun shrimp, look no more than this recipe, it's spot on quick, easy and super delicious.


It's really not super spicy you may have others who prefer it hot hot hot so add some cayenne pepper to taste to give it that spiced up taste or just have them add their own.


I no longer order a side of shrimp to top my salad or with my steak dinner, it's just too expensive and way better made at home in 5 minutes!


5 Minute Cajun Shrimp

5 Minute Cajun Shrimp

Yield: 4
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 5 MinInactive time: 5 HourTotal time: 5 H & 10 M
This is a quick 5 minutes cajun and butter sauteed shrimp perfect for topping salads or with steamed rice and vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup white wine or use chicken broth
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced) or use 1 teaspoon of granulated garlic powder
  • 1 pound frozen cooked shrimp (peeled and deveined) mine had tails on
  • Note: for seafood allergies, use cooked chicken rotisserie chicken works great off the bone
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun Seasoning

Instructions

  1. In a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat add the olive oil and melt the butter
  2. Add in the garlic saute for 1 minute then add the wine, and cajun seasoning simmer for a few minutes.
  3. Stir in the shrimp and parley get it all coated with the buttery cajun seasoning and continue to saute until the buttery wine sauce and seasonings cling to the shrimp (this takes around 3 more minutes).
  4. Serve with steamed broccoli and buttered white steamed rice.
  5. Also great for topping salads, pasta, filling tacos, inside empanadas.

Notes

Tips

  • use chicken broth for non-alcohol
  • raw shrimp is cooked when it turns pink ( most seafood cook very quickly)
  • if using extra-large shrimp and adjust the time of cooking until the shrimp turns pink
  • don't brown garlic, it should be light in color
  • if using meats instead of seafood cook to your preference before adding the wine first
  • you can use cajun seasoning already made in a jar from your local grocery store
  • mixed greens, spinach, arugula salad is perfect topped with cajun shrimp
  • outdoor grilling: oil spray a cast-iron skillet until the shrimp is pink and the seafood is hot all the way through
  • air fryer: place in an ovenproof casserole dish at 425 degrees oil spray a baking dish and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until the coating clings to the shrimp
  • baked: baked the shrimp in a greased casserole set in a preheated oven of 400 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes or until the shrimp is pink if raw and heated through if frozen


Nutrition Facts

Calories

266.33

Fat (grams)

14.52

Sat. Fat (grams)

5.19

Carbs (grams)

4.03

Fiber (grams)

0.33

Net carbs

3.71

Sugar (grams)

0.23

Protein (grams)

26.29

Sodium (milligrams)

1934.05

Cholesterol (grams)

254.53
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27 comments

  1. It looks very very good. I like this mix very much. Bye, have a great day

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  2. My favorite kind of recipe, simple with lots of flavor. I have roasted lobster but never thought about roasting shrimp. This sounds delicious.

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  3. Think the shrimp would win it out for me, too!

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  4. Your dish looks and sounds delicious Claudia. Mary over at Deep South Dish is an avid user of Slap Ya Mama. My mom cooked broccoli to almost mush and I still prefer it that way. Thanks for the link to Drick's

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  5. We love broccoli and shrimp, but have never roasted them, but we will now.

    Please stop by my blog. I have an award for you:)

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  6. The shrimp look amazing. As you must know by now, shell fish is one of my faves.
    As for PIPA and SOPA, I really don't have enough knowledge of it to input. More research necessary that's for sure.

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  7. Well, if I had something as tantalizing as "Slap Ya Mama Cajun Spice" you would bet I would be using that. I love shrimp and broccoli and enhancing it with spice just warms up my winter soul. Ah the SOPA stuff is fascinating -

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  8. What a great dish...I want to try that spice mix :)
    I have not read this article yet but will. Hope you are having a wonderful week, hugs

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  9. Dear Claudia, Wonderful and healthy dish!
    Very interesting about the Wikipedia and SOPA.

    Blessings, Catherine xo

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  10. Dozens of sites are in protest. Kudos to Wiki though for leading the pack. Btw, did you join Google's petition to stop SOPA & PIPA?

    Now onto the roast shrimp! I love the spices and flavors you've mixed together. This sounds really delicious!

    xoxo,
    Tammy <3

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  11. wow, fantastic - knew when the box was packed it was getting a good home... I love how you grilled the shrimp and an surprised you added more cayenne and pepper, but I see where you only used 1/2 teaspoon of mix (conserving I guess)...
    I sent you the white pepper blend I think as I favor it moreso than the regular blend in my kitchen... there is Creole spice blend too in there, that is a good one too...
    I battered and fried some catfish and in doing so, wondered if you had used your fry mix...funny, I find myself thinking of you often now that you have part of my kitchen spice rack...LOL

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  12. Mmm all my favorite ingredients and oh so healthy! This looks amazing! :)

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  13. What a great dish. I can't wait to serve a small portion as a first course!

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  14. Looks gorgeous and so healthy! :) Lovely. I have to say, I
    m a teeeensy bit jealous of your spice prize! ;)

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  15. Shrimp always wins in my house too! Sounds wonderful with those delicious spices!

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  16. What an amazing dish. It sounds delicious and you put your Cajun spice to good use. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  17. This looks really good. Love your pictures.

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  18. I knew you would make wonderful use of those spices, this does look delicious! This recipe really does illustrate that you can do a lot with a few ingredients as long as they have a lot of flavor or spice! Well done!

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  19. This sounds delicious! I love roasted broccoli, I'm sure I over do it by most standards, mine is usually browned, yum! I bet all of the spices add a really nice flavor to the dish.

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  20. Looks like you are making excellent use of those spices!! Yum!

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  21. Who knew so few ingredients could create such amazing flavor! Loved this recipe!

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  22. Easy, healthy and absolutely delicious. Perfect weekday dinner. I'm making this tomorrow. Thanks for idea!

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  23. I love a great shrimp recipe! Yum!

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  24. This recipe is going on rotation for an easy weeknight meal! We loved it with broccoli and rice as you suggested!

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  25. This will be on repeat at our house! So easy and DEE-LISH!!!!

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  26. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday, 578. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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