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Cajun Shrimp

This Cajun Shrimp dish is one of the easiest seafood dinners you can make in minutes! Juicy shrimp, seasoned with my homemade Cajun seasoning and sauteed in butter and brown sugar make this one tasty dish.

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cajun shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 175 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 lb medium or large shrimp
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning


  1. Clean the shrimp by removing the shell and the vein.
  2. Sprinkle cajun seasoning over shrimp and toss to coat.
  3. Melt butter with oil in a skillet.
  4. Add garlic and saute for 2 to 3 minutes, until fragrant and golden.
  5. Add shrimp to pan along with brown sugar. Stri to melt sugar in butter.
  6. Cook shrimp on both sides until pink, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat so the shrimp does not overcook.
  8. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • If you don't have cajun seasoning, you can easily make my homemade version with simple spices: https://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/cajun-seasoning/
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
Nutrition Facts
Cajun Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 293mg98%
Sodium 884mg38%
Potassium 141mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 950IU19%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 175mg18%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.