This simple and easy one skillet spicy cajun shrimp is the perfect way to enjoy your favorite seafood! It’s spicy and delicious and works great over pasta or rice.
I love spicy foods. I don’t like quite as much heat as I did in my younger days, but I still enjoy foods with big, bold flavors and a mild heat. This is one such recipe.
The sauce of this recipe is what makes it fabulous. It takes the plain old shrimp to a whole new level, like what I imagine you’d get in New Orleans. I’ve never been there, but that’s what I think of when I eat this spicy cajun shrimp.
When you make this, you will want to marinate the shrimp for several hours, so plan ahead for that. Joe usually makes this the night before and then cooks it after work. It really doesn’t need to marinate that long (an hour is probably enough, really), but he does it in the time he has available, and that is good enough. It tastes great when it sits that long.
The recipe below requires a few specialized ingredients: sweet chili sauce, liquid smoke, smoked paprika, and sriracha, all of which we typically purchase from Amazon because it’s easier than hunting at many different grocery stores. I imagine that they would be cheaper from local stores, but who has time to hunt around at several different groceries for all the ingredients? Not me, and probably not you either. Just saying.
If you like this spicy cajun shrimp, you’ll want to check out a few other shrimp recipes that I’ve shared:
If you like spicy foods, I hope that you’ll give this spicy cajun shrimp recipe a try. It packs a lot of flavor into these little seafood creatures, and I think you’re going to love them.
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