Honey Cajun Shrimp

Make this Honey Cajun Shrimp in under 30 minutes for a terrific, quick and easy weeknight dinner made with a handful of simple ingredients.

Make this Honey Cajun Shrimp in under 30 minutes for a terrific, quick and easy weeknight dinner made with a handful of simple ingredients.

Got some shrimp in your freezer, waiting to be put to use? This honey cajun shrimp recipe is worth a try!

Calling all seafood lovers, here’s a delicious and incredibly easy shrimp recipe you just can’t go wrong with.

With just 5 minutes of prep time and a handful of kitchen essentials, you’ll be able to whip this up anytime- even when those guests turn up unexpectedly.

Ready to go ahead and give it a try? Here’s what you need to know before you get started!

Make this Honey Cajun Shrimp in under 30 minutes for a terrific, quick and easy weeknight dinner made with a handful of simple ingredients.
Make this Honey Cajun Shrimp in under 30 minutes for a terrific, quick and easy weeknight dinner made with a handful of simple ingredients.

Can I Make Cajun Seasoning From Scratch?

Of course you can!

While our recipe calls for ready-made cajun seasoning, you can totally make it on your own from scratch, and use that.

In fact, it is actually pretty easy to do that, and it is one of those seasoning mixes that you can make in a batch and store for later.

All you’ll need to do is combine 3 tbsp smoked paprika, 2 tbsp of garlic powder, and Kosher salt, plus 1 tbsp each of onion powder, cayenne, thyme, crushed black pepper, crushed white pepper, and oregano.

That’s it!

Make this Honey Cajun Shrimp in under 30 minutes for a terrific, quick and easy weeknight dinner made with a handful of simple ingredients.

Why Did My Shrimp Get Chewy?

If you’ve tried your hands at a shrimp recipe before, and they turned out sad, rubbery and chewy, you’re not alone. Shrimp usually becomes chewy when it is overcooked.

So how do you know if your shrimp is cooked perfectly? Well, it is actually pretty easy.

If your shrimp is straight and hasn’t changed color, it is probably undercooked. O-shaped shrimp is possibly overcooked, and unfortunately, irreparably.

Shrimp that is soft, but has a C-shaped structure is just perfectly done.

The best way to make sure you cook your shrimp for just the right amount of time is to follow the recipe, and tweak the cooking time a bit depending on the size of your shrimp.

Remember that shrimp takes very little time and heat to cook, so there’s little to no chance of you undercooking it anyway!

Make this Honey Cajun Shrimp in under 30 minutes for a terrific, quick and easy weeknight dinner made with a handful of simple ingredients.

How Can I Make This Shrimp Recipe Healthier?

Shrimp is an excellent source of protein, and is low in calories as well. If you’re looking to make this recipe healthier, there are quite a few ways to do that.

First, you can swap the honey for liquid stevia, It is the best low-carb replacement for honey, and makes this recipe keto-friendly.

Secondly you can also throw in some fresh veggies right in with the shrimp or serve them on the side (think carrots, bell peppers, zucchini, onions, kale, avocado, broccoli or green beans) to increase the fiber, vitamin and mineral content of the dish.

Make this Honey Cajun Shrimp in under 30 minutes for a terrific, quick and easy weeknight dinner made with a handful of simple ingredients.

Serving Ideas & Suggestions

This honey cajun shrimp recipe is so versatile, you can team it up with pretty much anything! Here are a few ideas to get you started.

  • Fresh green veggies
  • Roasted asparagus
  • Zoodles or noodles
  • Coleslaw
  • Risotto
  • Pan roasted veggies
  • Cauliflower rice
  • Greek salad
  • Spicy cucumber salad
  • Honey roasted carrots
  • Corn and tomato salad
  • Garlic parmesan potatoes
  • Grilled corn
  • Coconut curry
  • Grilled pineapple salad
Make this Honey Cajun Shrimp in under 30 minutes for a terrific, quick and easy weeknight dinner made with a handful of simple ingredients.

Looking for More Shrimp Recipes?

Check out some of my favourite recipes featuring shrimp:

Curry Shrimp with Pineapple has serious flavour and a wonderful creamy texture that will have you coming back for more.

This recipe for Garlic Lemon Pasta with Roasted Shrimp is quick and easy with very fresh and delicious tasting results your whole family will love.

This Grapefruit & Shrimp Salad is just the perfect size for lunch for one but can easily be made for a crowd, simply multiply the ingredients for a delicious salad all will enjoy.

Make this Honey Cajun Shrimp in under 30 minutes for a terrific, quick and easy weeknight dinner made with a handful of simple ingredients.

How to Make Honey Cajun Shrimp

Yield: 4 servings | Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pound shrimp
  • 1 ½ Tbsp cajun seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • Juice from 1 lemon

Directions:

In a bowl toss the shrimp with the cajun seasoning and the salt.

Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat.

Add the shrimp and sear, until it becomes slightly pink, around 2 minutes per side.

Add the butter and honey and continue cooking for 4 more minutes or until the shrimp is cooked and the sauce is shiny and slightly caramelized.

Make this Honey Cajun Shrimp in under 30 minutes for a terrific, quick and easy weeknight dinner made with a handful of simple ingredients.

Add the lemon juice and stir to combine. Remove from heat.

Honey Cajun Shrimp
Yield: 4 Servings

Honey Cajun Shrimp

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Make this Honey Cajun Shrimp in under 30 minutes for a terrific, quick and easy weeknight dinner made with a handful of simple ingredients.

Ingredients

  • ● 1 Pound shrimp
  • ● 1 ½ Tbsp cajun seasoning
  • ● Salt to taste
  • ● 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ● 3 Tbsp butter
  • ● 2 Tbsp honey
  • ● Juice from 1 lemon

Instructions

    In a bowl toss the shrimp with the cajun seasoning and the salt.

Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and sear, until it becomes slightly pink, around 2 minutes per side.

Add the butter and honey and continue cooking for 4 more minutes or until the shrimp is cooked and the sauce is shiny and slightly caramelized.

Add the lemon juice and stir to combine.

Remove from heat.




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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 262mgSodium: 2550mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 26g

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Make this Honey Cajun Shrimp in under 30 minutes for a terrific, quick and easy weeknight dinner made with a handful of simple ingredients.

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