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    The 25 BEST Cajun Shrimp Recipes

    Do you love the spicy, bold flavors of Cajun cuisine? If so, get ready to salivate over this collection of delicious Cajun Shrimp Recipes.

    Whether you’re an experienced chef or a novice in the kitchen, these extraordinary recipes are bound to make your mealtime more flavorful and enjoyable.

    From simple sautés to full-blown seafood feasts, your taste buds will be tantalized with every bite!

    So grab your aprons and spices – it’s time to take your meals from ordinary to extraordinary with these amazing Cajun shrimp recipes!

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    Cajun Shrimp Recipes:

    1. New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

    Guys, don’t get fooled by the name, as these shrimp have nothing to do with barbeque sauce. But we assure you, this New Orleans BBQ Shrimp is the best shrimp you will ever make at home.

    Imagine your plump shrimp are cooked in a rich, buttery sauce spiked up with plenty of flavor enhancers, making it simply outstanding.

    Serve it as a hearty appetizer or as a decadent main, it will be hit either way…

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    2. Shrimp Po’ Boy

    Have you tried making a popular sandwich from Louisiana called a Po’Boy? if not, this Shrimp Po’ Boy recipe gives you the best chance to get that classic flavor at home.

    It features perfectly seasoned crispy fried shrimp which are piled high on French bread along with some fresh veggies and homemade tangy remoulade sauce.

    You just need a huge appetite to completely devour it!

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    3. Jambalaya Pasta (Pastalaya)

    Now, enjoy your favorite Jambalaya in pasta form by making Pastalaya. We know you will get addicted to this quicker version, which is just perfect for your weeknight dinner.

    This goodness is made with shrimp, chicken, and sausage smothered in a creamy, cheesy sauce that is full of Louisiana flavors.

    It’s one of our favorite Cajun shrimp recipes!

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    4. Shrimp Creole with Sausage

    Meet your new family favorite dish, Shrimp Creole with Sausage. Everyone will love this flavor bomb.

    To make this divine dish, you need to simmer plump shrimp and hearty sausage in a delicious Creole-seasoned tomato sauce.

    Give it a sure try, as you going to love these flavors…

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    5. Yakamein (New Orleans’ Ol’ Sober)

    Guys, let’s dive into New Orleans best kept secret. Yakamein is not pho, not ramen, and definitely not just a soup. It’s a complete mash-up bowl of Cajun flavors with Asian soup noodles.

    Once you try this dish at home, you will get hooked on this ultimate bowl, full of warm and bold flavors.

    Every sip or bite is just blissful.

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    6. Blackened (AKA Cajun) Shrimp and Grits

    Have you tried shrimp and grits? If not you have to try our Blackened Shrimp and Grits.

    There is nothing like nicely cooked shrimp in bacon grease on a bed of cheesy gooey grits, finished off with some bacon bits. You’ll fall in love with this dish.

    For this version, we’ve have used Cajun seasoning for an extra little kick.

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    7. Shrimp Remoulade

    This New Orleans classic never gets old, Shrimp Remoulade.

    You will love this celebration-worthy appetizer that is super easy and quick to make at home. You just toss plump succulent shrimp in remoulade sauce.

    It’s a must-try recipe for shrimp lovers.

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    8. Cajun Shrimp Scampi

    Give your taste buds an amazing flavor treat with our Cajun Shrimp Scampi!

    This fancy and elegant dish is almost like your classic scampi, but it’s upgraded to the top-notch with super flavorful Cajun seasoning.

    So make your night special with our scrumptious 20 minute recipe.

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    9. Jambalaya Soup

    Get ready for an explosion of flavors in a bowl, and meet your new favorite Jambalaya Soup.

    This soup is loaded with meats, veggies, and bold seasoning, which make this soup super cozy and out-of-this-world delicious.

    So make a huge batch as it will be a hit with everyone.

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    10. Cajun Shrimp and Rice Skillet

    Are you a skillet meal fan? Then this Cajun Shrimp and Rice Skillet recipe is just for you, where all happens in one pan.

    To make this delight you need just half an hour of your time and some flavorful ingredients.

    So get cooking this incredible skillet meal, and we bet your entire family will devour it.

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    11. Frogmore Stew (Lowcountry Boil)

    This Lowcountry Boil is hands down the best summertime meal option to feed a crowd. This easy recipe is full of delicious flavors, and is super quick to make for any summer event.

    You will love this one-pot meal, which is loaded with shrimp, corn, sausage, and potatoes all cooked to perfection in a highly seasoned broth.

    You just have to make sure you don’t overcook the ingredients and follow some tips to make it amazing every time.

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    12.  Cajun Shrimp Pasta

    Surprise your family by making this Cajun Shrimp Pasta for dinner tonight, and see it become everyone’s favorite in no time.

    In 30 minutes, the buttery tender shrimp is tossed in a spicy Cajun seasoning and then coated in creamy tomato alfredo pasta sauce.

    This hearty pasta is great served on its own, but it also pairs amazingly with fresh creaser salad, garlic bread, or simply anything you love.

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    13. Shrimp Etouffee

    Yet another New Orleans classic recipe, Shrimp Etouffee. It will elevate your shrimp game to the next level.

    You will love the flavors in this rich sauce and super plump juicy shrimp. The flavors take some time to develop, but don’t worry it will definitely be worth every effort you put in.

    Serve this fantastic dish over rice and enjoy the best Southern flavors.

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    14. Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Sheet Pan

    It’s super hard to beat this incredible Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Sheet Pan recipe. This one will be a savior meal for your busy weeknights.

    You just have to throw all of your veggies onto a sheet pan along with shrimp and sausage, and then simply toss everything in flavorful Cajun seasoning. Then let your oven do the work.

    In 20 minutes you’ll have a fantastic dinner to enjoy with your loved ones.

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    15. Cajun Shrimp Risotto

    Guys, this weeknight treat everyone with this Cajun Shrimp Risotto.

    In this easy, simple recipe, rice is slowly cooked with onion and wine, while your plump shrimp are sautéed to juicy perfection with your favorite Cajun spices.

    So what are you waiting for? Treat everyone soon…

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    16. Skillet Cajun Shrimp

    This Skillet Cajun Shrimp is so good and super quick to make, you just need time for chopping some veggies.

    You just need some Cajun seasoning, and to follow the recipe’s tips and tricks and make sure you don’t overcook anything.

    Just try it!

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    17. Cajun Shrimp and Andouille Skewers

    This summer, spice up your grilling events with these Cajun Shrimp and Andouille Skewers, and make everyone super happy.

    It’s super easy to make, get your jumbo shrimp and andouille sausages, tossed them in olive oil, lemon juice, and homemade Cajun seasoning, and then simply thread and grill to perfection.

    This one will make a star dish at any event.

    Get the Recipe @ simplyscratch

    18. Blackened Cajun Shrimp Tacos 

    Attention all taco lovers, these Blackened Cajun Shrimp Tacos are a jackpot recipe for you.

    Your favorite tacos are loaded with perfectly seasoned and cooked Cajun shrimp and delicious avocado salsa, which makes this taco truly delicious.

    So try these tacos, and make them a super hit.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    19. Cajun Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

    Jazz up your pasta night and make it epic with this Cajun Shrimp Alfredo Pasta. It’s like combining two of your favorite dishes and making one heavenly family meal.

    This 30-minute recipe just needs pantry staple ingredients to create a magical, creamy, spicy, and delicious pasta dish.

    So don’t wait, get cooking this excellent pasta recipe.

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    20. Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Foil Packets

    If you love easy meals, then add this awesome recipe to your favorite collection, Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Foil Packets!

    Foil packets are the most convenient way to cook food. Just chop some veggies, add the shrimp and sausage, then toss everything in Cajun seasoning.

    These foil packs can be baked, grilled, or cooked on campfire.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    21. Cajun Shrimp and Crab Mac and Cheese

    Upgrade your regular mac and cheese to a supreme level of delicious with this Cajun Shrimp and Crab Mac and Cheese recipe!

    This holiday-worthy dish is easy to make at home, and the addition of fresh crab and spicy Cajun shrimp make it more special.

    The best part is, it will be loved by everyone, even your pickiest eaters.

    Get the Recipe @ queensleeappetit

    22. Gumbo

    Give your family a delicious treat with this Gumbo, the best recipe you will ever find on the internet.

    This new favorite meal works in perfect harmony, and the flavors and textures are simply top-notch.

    It features chicken, sausage, and seafood in a stew that is bursting with classic Cajun flavors. If you love Cajun spices, then this Gumbo is must try recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ africanbites

    23. Cajun Shrimp Dip

    Planning to throw a party? Then we have the best recipe for you to impress your favorite crowd, Cajun Shrimp Dip!

    This one is just amazing. It’s a perfect blend of shrimp, peppers, and seasonings and three different types of cheese.

    Serve this cheesy gooey dip with your favorite bread, crackers, and veggies, and enjoy the evening…

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    24. Cajun Shrimp with Tomato Alfredo Pasta

    Meet your new staple comfort food, Cajun Shrimp with Tomato Alfredo Pasta.

    Start to finish in just 25 minutes, the combination of creamy tomato Alfredo sauce, pasta, and perfectly sautéed Cajun seasoning shrimp is simply busting of amazing flavors.

    It’s the best recipe to make on your busy nights.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    25. Cajun Popcorn Shrimp 

    We kept the best one for the last, as this Cajun Popcorn Shrimp recipe will help you make the perfect crispy, crunchy, and flavorful shrimp.

    Lightly breaded shrimp with Italian seasoning and a kick of Cajun seasoning is fried to golden brown perfection.

    Everyone will love it. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, and enjoy…

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    So there you go, twenty five flavorful Cajun shrimp recipes. The only question now is, which one do you feel like tonight?

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    25 BEST Cajun Shrimp Recipes

    This collection of Cajun Shrimp Recipes includes easy weeknight dinners and company worthy dishes to wow the crowd!


    • 12 Tbsp butter, divided
    • 6-7 garlic cloves, sliced
    • 4 scallions, chopped (green and white parts separated)
    • 1/3 cup worcestershire sauce
    • 2 Tbsp Creole seasoning
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 tsp dried oregano
    • 4-5 sprigs fresh thyme
    • 1 lemon sliced into rounds + 1/2 lemon for juice
    • 1/2 tsp pepper
    • a few splashes of hot sauce
    • 1/2 cup beer
    • salt, to taste
    • 2 pounds shrimp, deveined but with shell left on
    • 3 Tbsp heavy cream
    • fresh parsley, as garnish


    1. Melt 4 Tbsp butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add in garlic and the white parts of scallions. Cook 2-3 minutes.
    1. Add in remaining butter along with worcestershire sauce, Creole seasoning, oregano, lemon slices, bay leaves, pepper, hot sauce and thyme. Once butter is fully melted, mix everything well and cook 2-3 minutes.
    2. Increase heat to medium high, add beer and salt, and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
    3. Add in shrimp. Cook till they are cooked through, about 5-6 minutes.
    4. Stir in heavy cream and simmer a couple more minutes.
    5. Garnish with parsley and the green parts of the scallions. Squeeze on fresh lemon juice. Serve immediately with crusty bread.

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