Cajun Shrimp with Bell Peppers & Corn

Cajun Shrimp with Bell PeppersCorn

 

This shrimp skillet meal will become your new weeknight mainstay if you’re trying to have dinner on the table in less than thirty minutes. The key ingredient in this shrimp recipe is Cajun seasoning, which gives the whole thing a robust, smokey flavor. Use the jar you already have or create this simple, homemade Cajun spice for endless uses. We chose bell peppers, onions, and corn as our vegetables, but any stir-fry vegetable will work in this recipe.

Make sure the shrimp are cooked in a single layer. Overcrowding the skillet increases the chance of overcooking and steaming, which results in sad, rubbery shrimp. Although cooking in batches can be inconvenient, shrimp cooks rapidly.It takes about two to three minutes on each side to turn pink. In summary, it’s very worthwhile and not too difficult.

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Ingredients for Cajun Shrimp with Bell Peppers & Corn

  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • 2/3 c. corn (frozen and defrosted or canned)
  • 1 1/2 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tsp. Cajun seasoning
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley

Directions for Cajun Shrimp with Bell Peppers & Corn:

First step:

One tablespoon of olive oil should be heated over medium heat in a big skillet. Add onion and bell peppers, and cook for about 5 minutes, or until soft. Add the corn and garlic, and saute for an additional minute. Place the veggies in a bowl.

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Step 2:

To the pan, add the final tablespoon of oil. Season with salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning after adding the shrimp in a single layer. Cook for one to two minutes on each side, or until pink.

Step 3:

After adding the veggies and lemon juice, toss everything together. Sprinkle some parsley on top before serving.

 

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