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