Spicy Cajun Shrimp Recipe
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Spicy Cajun Shrimp Recipe

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This dish is great for a meal or as an appetizer. It's so quick and easy.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 4-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/4 pound) equals 231 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 168 mg cholesterol, 5506 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the seasonings. In another bowl, combine oil and 1-1/2 teaspoons of seasoning mixture (save remaining mixture for another use). Add shrimp; toss until well coated. Thread shrimp onto two metal or soaked wooded skewers. Broil shrimp 4-6 in. from the heat for 2 minutes. Turn shrimp; baste with remaining oil mixture. Broil 1-2 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink. Yield: 2 servings (about 1/4 cup seasoning mix).
Editor's Note:Store remaining Cajun seasoning mix in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months.
Originally published as Spicy Cajun Shrimp in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p220

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jul. 23, 2012

"always a treat"

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2012

"This was absolutely amazing! I served mine over angel hair pasta and tomatoe sauce mixed with a couple tea spoons of left over seasoning al my picky eaters loved it!"

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