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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 195.9
  • Total Fat: 9.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 186.3 mg
  • Sodium: 297.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 19.8 g

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Super Simple Cajun Shrimp

Submitted by: VANILLAKISS555

Introduction

This recipe technically makes a single serving, but it's a generous one by my standards (about 15 shrimp) It's so quick and easy, but packs some serious spice! My measurements in the kitchen are never really exact and yours don't have to be either. You can adjust to make it as hot (or not) as you like. This recipe technically makes a single serving, but it's a generous one by my standards (about 15 shrimp) It's so quick and easy, but packs some serious spice! My measurements in the kitchen are never really exact and yours don't have to be either. You can adjust to make it as hot (or not) as you like.
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    Shrimp
    Butter
    Cayenne pepper
    Oregano
    Black Pepper
    Garlic powder
    Chili powder
    Thyme

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Directions

If you're using frozen precooked shrimp like me, thaw first (remove shells if applicable). Meanwhile, mix the spices together in a little dish then toss them with the shrimp to coat evenly. Melt the butter in frying pan then just pan sear your spicy shrimp. It's that easy.

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user VANILLAKISS555.






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  • Incredible!
    19 of 21 people found this review helpful
    Loved this! Posting ingredients since they're currently only found under Ingredient Details.

    Butter, whipped 1 tbsp
    Chili powder 1 tsp
    Garlic powder 2 tsp
    Oregano, ground 1 tsp
    Pepper, black 1 tsp
    Pepper, red or cayenne 1 tsp
    Thyme, ground 0.5 tsp
    Shrimp, cooked 3 oz - 6/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This was great. I made mine with the steam n fresh green beans. I made the green beans as normal. Then when they were done I took and put them in the pan that I made the shrimp in. I sprinked them with the same seasoning as the shrimp. They had great flavor.It was a good figure friendly meal. - 7/10/08

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Yum!! I used olive oil instead of butter to sear the shrimp....the oil added a nice flavor and those good-for-you fats!! So easy!! - 2/28/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is great basic recipe. I doubled recipe, added the juice from 1/2 a lemon and a small can of tomato sauce and then topped the sauce on cooked spaghetti. Enough for d.h. and me. - 5/18/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was excellent! My husband and I love it! We had it with steamed broccoli and a baked potato. I think next time we will marinate them a little while in this butter/season mixture. Very very good! - 12/11/10

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  • Very flavorful and easy!!!!! Increased amount of cayenne for a little more kick and served over brown rice and broccoli. Definite keeper!!!! - 1/25/13

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  • I also like to add a bit of paprika :) - 8/9/12

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  • Tonite shrimps...... - 6/4/12

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  • Very good. I added a tsp of lemon juice to the butter and spices and after my shrimp were hot (already cooked), I mixed the left over sauce with rice vinegar and served it all over lettuce. The sauce turned into a great dressing! - 1/3/12

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  • Excellent recipe. - 9/11/11

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  • This was awesome. - 6/8/11

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  • OMG - so good!! This will be one of my newest favorite dinners. Easy and delicious. I had it over some brown rice. Might have to make for lunch tomorrow too! - 4/23/11

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  • recipe seems simple and tasty and quick - 3/10/11

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  • This was amazing. I loved it but i will have to put less cayenne for my boyfriend. I thought it was perfect and extremely flavourful. - 2/16/11

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  • These were SPICY! Next time I will cut the cayenne pepper back to 1/2 tsp. Otherwise this was delicious! We will definitely make again. - 1/23/11

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  • Can't wait to try this tonight....gonna pile 5 shrimp into a lettuce leaf with some pico de gallo and yummy yummy! I can eat 3 lettuce wraps and only add about 25 extra calories :) - 9/15/10

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  • This was out of this world! I can't wait to make it again!! - 6/23/10

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  • I have some fresh shrimp left over from a party and I'm going to make this tonight! Thanks - 6/10/10

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  • This was pretty good. I grilled the shrimp on some skewers.
    I just made a few adjustments. I made mine more of a marinade. I addedd 1.5 Tbsp of honey bbq sauce and 1tsp oil with the seasings and some water and let it marinate for about 4 hours. Then I just grilled it without the butter. - 6/3/10

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  • This recipe ROCKS! So simple, so yummy and no salt! Even my children loved it! - 5/24/10

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  • alittle spicey, need to work on my amounts of spice but good. - 4/24/10

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  • I grilled this shrimp, melting the butter and brushing it over the shrimp, combined the spices and sprinkled them over the shrimp prior to grilling! My husband loved it ! - 3/29/10

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  • This was delicious! My husband and I looooove spice and this was JUST enough! The amounts of spices listed in this recipe were more than enough for us to coat two servings of shrimp (which would be 30 by this recipe). We served over a bed of rice. Will make again! - 2/24/10

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  • This recipe sounds great going to try tonight. Tried and it was wonderful. Spicy but tasty. - 2/14/10

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  • yummy and so simple!! will become a staple meal in my diet. - 1/12/10

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