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-

  • Grain: With pasta or even rice

This shrimp is pretty versatile and may be served with just about anything once it’s cooked. It’s a great addition to 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 a dip. Here are some of our favorite and most popular recipes using shrimp:

Cajun Shrimp Recipe

5 from 3 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.
Author: Valentina
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.


Calories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 24gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 308mgSodium: 885mgPotassium: 179mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1986IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 178mgIron: 3mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)