This Cajun shrimp recipe is as quick and easy as it gets. It's spicy and buttery, with a kick of lemon and fresh parsley to round out the flavors. The shrimp get a nice char on one side, then finish cooking in butter so the texture remains tender.

Ali Ramee
EatingWell.com, December 2020

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Credit: Jennifer Causey

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active:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir paprika, pepper, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, thyme, oregano, cayenne and oil together in a large bowl until combined. Add shrimp and toss to completely coat.

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  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook until opaque around the edges and almost cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; turn the shrimp over and add the remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Cook until the shrimp are fully cooked and completely opaque, about 1 minute more. Remove from heat and stir in parsley and lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts

218 calories; fat 16g; cholesterol 173mg; sodium 937mg; carbohydrates 2g; protein 16g; niacin equivalents 2mg; saturated fat 8g; vitamin a iu 1069IU.
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