Spicy Cajun Shrimp Recipe

Spicy Cajun Shrimp Recipe

I love to feed my family well rounded, balanced meals but sometimes I feel like I just don’t have the time or energy. As mothers we sometimes get this idea in our heads that a balanced meal is large and elaborate – especially if you were raised on “down home” cooking. Wouldn’t it be great if we just needed a handful of ingredients to hit a few major food groups in a tasty and quick 20 minute meal? Umm YES please! The crazy thing is, we totally can.

I love this Spicy Cajun Shrimp Recipe I adapted from a Food Network Magazine. With shrimp, Minute Rice, and tomatoes it hits 3 major food groups with less than 10 minutes of cook time. Ta-Da! Such a simple recipe and yet balanced. Have fruit topped soft yogurt for dessert to cool off the spice and hit all five!

*NOTE* If you’d like a heartier meal, just add your favorite sausage or chicken!

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Spicy Cajun Shrimp Recipe

Spicy Cajun Shrimp

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Course: Adapted from a Food Network Magazine Recipe
Cuisine: Cajun
Servings: 4
Author: Jeana S.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeño sliced
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined/butterflied (I like to take the tails off, but you can leave them on if you want)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 to matoes chopped
  • 6 green onions chopped
  • 6 cups cooked Minute® Rice
  • Lemon wedges for serving (optional)


  • Prepare Minute® Rice as directed and set aside.
  • Heat the butter, olive oil, onions, jalapenos and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the Cajun seasoning and shrimp and cook, stirring, until the shrimp begin to curl, about 1 minute.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Add tomatoes and green onions to the skillet and cook, stirring, until shrimp are opaque - about 5 minutes.
  • Spoon over rice and serve warm with lemon wedges, if desired.


47 thoughts on “Spicy Cajun Shrimp Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    Looks fantastic! I feel like I’m always making the same dishes over and over again, my family would be pleasantly surprised if I made something like this for dinner!


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