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Cajun Shrimp


  • 2 lbs large shrimp raw and unpeeled (See Note Below)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 sweet onion diced
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 garlic clove chopped


  1. Melt the butter in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat; add the onion and the next 5 ingredients, and sauté 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in garlic, and sauté 1 more minute.
  2. Stir in the shrimp, and cook, stirring occasionally, 6 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Remove and discard bay leaf.

Recipe Notes

2 lb. frozen peeled, large raw shrimp, thawed according to package directions, may be substituted.