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Cajun Shrimp

This flavourful Cajun Shrimp Recipe is ready to serve in just 10mins!
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Cajun, Western
Keyword Cajun Shrimp Recipe
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 118kcal
Author Bintu Hardy | Recipes From A Pantry

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons Cajun spice
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 lb (450g) shrimp fresh or frozen defrosted
  • No-calorie cooking spray

Instructions

Stovetop version:

  • Mix together, Cajun spice, smoked paprika, garlic, salt and 1 tablespoon of water to make it into a bit of a paste.
  • Add in the shrimp and mix till shrimp is well coated.
  • Heat a skillet over medium till hot and then spray with some cooking spray.
  • Cook the shrimp in batches for about 2-3 mins per side.
  • Note: you may need to add a bit more cooking spray to the pan between batches.

Grill version:

  • Pre heat grill to high.
  • Mix together, Cajun spice, smoked paprika, garlic, salt and 1 tablespoon of water to make it into a bit of a paste.
  • Add in the shrimp and mix till shrimp is well coated.
  • Spray shrimp with low calorie spray.
  • Cook on the grill for 2-3 mins per side.

Notes

Tips For Making Cajun Shrimp
  • It is important that you don’t crowd the skillet. Cook your Cajun shrimp in batches to avoid cooling the pan down and ‘boiling’ the shrimp instead of frying.
  • If you notice liquid forming when you start to cook (especially if using defrosted shrimp), tilt then pan and use a spoon to remove the excess water.
  • Want to really kick it up a notch? Add more cayenne pepper to make your Cajun Shrimp extra spicy.
  • You can also reduce the amount of Cajun seasoning if you don’t like the heat.
  • If not following Weight Watchers, you can use oil instead of no-calorie cooking spray to make the paste and fry the shrimp.
What To Serve With Cajun Shrimp
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
Jollof Rice
Crispy Roasted Okra
Weight Watchers Points in Cajun Shrimp
This recipe for Cajun Shrimp contains 0 Freestyle Points!

Nutrition

Calories: 118kcal | Protein: 23g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 882mg | Potassium: 113mg | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 4.6mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 2.7mg