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What’s for dinner? Fast, flavorful Cajun butter shrimp

School is back in session, which means easy, quick, weeknight meals are in demand. Simplicity may be on the menu, but don’t think that requires sacrificing flavor. This recipe is versatile, and you can make your shrimp in the oven or on the grill. The Cajun butter brings a flavor explosion while keeping the shrimp moist. Enjoy!


  • 2 pounds 12 count shrimp
  • 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama seasoning (original)
  • 1/2 tsp ground thyme
  • 1/4 tsp ground oregano 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika


  1. Mix seasonings in a small bowl and season each side of the shrimp; set aside.
  2. Prep a cast-iron or other grill-safe plate or pan by oiling it lightly. If you don’t have one, you can put it directly on the grill instead.
  3. Heat your grill; goal temperature is around 400-450 degrees.
  4. Place pan or grill plate on the grill so it can be hot.
  5. Place shrimp onto pan or grill plate, and grill each side until just pink
  6. Remove when done, and make Cajun butter sauce (see instructions).
  7. Brush Cajun butter onto each side of the shrimp.
  8. Serve




  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1-2 tsp Slap Ya Mama seasoning to taste
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Bring the lemon juice to a boil with the seasonings
  2. Remove from heat; add butter and stir until melted

Written by Joy Monnerjahn

Joy Monnerjahn is the owner of The Bayou Belle, where you will find many Louisiana recipes. She grew up in Southern Louisiana and enjoys bringing the flavors of her home to her dishes. Learn more at, and reach her at

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