Cajun Skillet Shrimp

Cajun Skillet Shrimp

The deliciousness of this shrimp recipe relies on Cajun seasoning, which adds big, bold garlicky, peppery flavor. (You can make your own if you don’t have a jar already!). As far as veggies go, we went with bell peppers, onions, and corn, but any stir-fry vegetable would work here.

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 bell peppers, any color chopped
  • 2/3 c. canned fire-roasted corn
  • 1 1/2 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tsp. Cajun seasoning (make your own here)
  • 2 tsp. diced jalapeno (optional)
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and bell peppers and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in garlic and corn and cook for 1 minute more. Transfer vegetables to a bowl.
  3. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan.
  4. Add shrimp in a single layer and season with salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning. Cook until pink, about 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  5. Add vegetables, jalapeno and lemon juice and toss until combined.
  6. Garnish with parsley before serving.  Serve over rice, pasta, cauliflower rice or mixed greens.