Cajun Shrimp

In light of my upcoming trip to New Orleans, I figured let’s make something Cajun. And there you have it: Cajun Shrimp. I anticipated this to be a difficult task, but it was undoubtedly one of the easiest dishes I ever made. Of course you can just go and buy your Cajun seasoning, but I investigated, and it turns out that it’s very simple to make on your own. I made these shrimp in my frying pan, but you can easily make these on a grill as well.


What you’ll need

Cajun seasoning:

  • 6 tbsp paprika
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp white pepper
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp cayenne

2 pounds shrimp

1 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 tbsp Cajun seasoning

Marinate the shrimp in the olive oil and Cajun seasoning for at least 10 minutes. Place on a hot grill (or frying pan) and cook until just pink and opaque. I served these with Emeril Lagasse’s potato salad, and it was scrumptious!

Bon Apètit!


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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