Flavor-packed buttery Cajun Shrimp ready in just 10 minutes! This recipe results in the most tender and juicy shrimp tossed in a homemade cajun seasoning cooked in garlic butter. 

Cajun shrimp in a skillet topped with fresh chopped greens.

Just like our garlic sauteed shrimp and the fried shrimp, this cajun shrimp is so EASY to make. It is ready in just 10 minutes, making it a perfect easy seafood dinner!


If you love a little kick to your seafood, this Cajun Shrimp Recipe is amazing. It’s so versatile and may be served in so many different ways. The homemade cajun seasoning elevates the shrimp and combined with the butter, makes it an irresistible entree!

Cajun shrimp on a plate topped with fresh greens on a white plate with a spoon.

Serve with-

This shrimp is pretty versatile and may be served with just about anything once it’s cooked. It’s a great addition to a creamy eggplant, classic chicken carbonara or even with baked salmon

Cajun shrimp topped with fresh chopped cilantro in a white skillet.


Can I use frozen shrimp?

No, we don’t recommend cooking with frozen shrimp (though some people do). We’ve noticed the cooking is uneven when sauteeing frozen shrimp, therefore, recommend thawing the shrimp before it is cooked.

How long will this cajun shrimp last?

Cooked shrimp will last 3 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

What kind of shrimp do I use?

We recommend large or extra large shrimp or prawns. You’ll want to peel and devein the shrimp before you cook it.


Shrimp is so versatile to make and may be used to make classic ceviche, loaded rice bowl or even as an easy buffalo dip. Here are some of our favorite and most popular recipes using shrimp:

Cajun Shrimp Recipe

Author: Valentina
5 from 5 votes
Flavor-packed buttery Cajun Shrimp ready in under 10 minutes! This recipe results in the most tender and juicy shrimp tossed in a homemade cajun seasoning cooked in butter to perfection.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 lb large raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tbsp cajun seasoning


  • Peel and devein the shrimp and pat completely dry. Add to a bowl and toss with cajun seasoning.
  • In a skillet melt butter with minced garlic, cook until the garlic is fragrant.
  • Add the shrimp into the skillet and saute over medium heat 2-3 minutes per side, or until the shrimp is pink and opaque.
  • Served as desired.
  • Enjoy.


201kcal Calories2g Carbs24g Protein11g Fat6g Saturated Fat1g Trans Fat308mg Cholesterol885mg Sodium179mg Potassium1g Fiber1g Sugar1986IU Vitamin A5mg Vitamin C178mg Calcium3mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Cajun Shrimp Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 308mg103%
Sodium 885mg38%
Potassium 179mg5%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 1986IU40%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 178mg18%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)