Cajun Shrimp Recipe — The Frugal Chef

This cajun shrimp recipe is very easy to make. We will make our own spice blend, coat the shrimp and cook it. Easy peasy. The final result is juicy, spicy shrimp that you will love. You can serve this as an appetizer or light meal with a salad or pasta. Enjoy!

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Serves eight
2 pounds peeled and deveined shrimp
1 ½ TBS paprika
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. onion powder
½ tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. dried thyme
2 TBS unsalted butter + 2 tsp. oil
6 garlic cloves – minced

Mix the paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, salt and thyme in a bowl.

Place the cleaned shrimp in a bowl and add the spices. Toss well to coat all the shrimp.

Melt the butter with the oil in a large skillet. Add the shrimp and cook until the bottom turns a dark pink/salmon color. Flip and finish cooking until you no longer have any opaque. This should take around 4 minutes total. Remove from heat and serve.

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