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Blackened Cajun Shrimp

These Easy Blackened Cajun Shrimp are so flavorful & only take 10 minutes to make. You can eat them on their own or add them to your favorite salad or pasta.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 180kcal
Author Dina



  • Start off by thawing out your shrimp and removing the shells. I like to leave the tail on but you can remove that as well if you want.
  • Now place the raw shrimp in a large bowl and mix it with olive oil, freshly pressed garlic, salt, onion powder, oregano, black pepper, and cayenne (optional).
  • Then melt butter in a skillet over medium heat and cook the shrimp a few minutes on both sides until they are pink and opaque. 
  • Serve warm with rice or make into it an Alfredo shrimp recipe with pasta and Alfredo sauce.


Don't overcook the shrimp- Shrimp should take about 2-3 minutes on each side to fully cook. They will also turn pink and opaque. Watching for this helps to avoid rubbery shrimp.
Make ahead: You can marinate them raw, the night before and cook them the next day. Just make sure to keep them airtight sealed in the fridge while marinating.
How to freeze: Once the shrimp have cooled, you can place them in a freezer ziplock bag and freeze for up to 6 months. Thaw overnight and then reheat on the stovetop before serving.


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1173mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 493IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 3mg