Spicy Garlic Butter Shrimp

"Cajun Garlic Butter Shrimp is SO easy to make and the sauce is so addicting!"
-- @alyssa_therecipecritic
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Prep time 5mins
Cook time 5mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce or Tamari, for a gluten free option
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Sliced green onions, for garnish


  • Step 1

    In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, olive oil, mustard, cajun seasoning, and garlic.

  • Step 2

    Next, melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the soy sauce mixture to the pan, whisk, and reduce for 2 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Season the shrimp with salt and pepper, and add it to the sauce. Toss and cook for 4-5 minutes until the shrimp is opaque.

  • Step 4

    Garnish with chopped green onion.