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Seared Cajun Shrimp with Creamy Lemon Butter Sauce

This Seared Cajun Shrimp With Creamy Lemon Butter Sauce is served over pasta and is one of my favorite shrimp dishes! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Creole
Keyword Seared Cajun Shrimp With Creamy Lemon Butter Sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 260 kcal


  • ½ lb medium-size fresh or frozen shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or parsley
  • 1 16-oz carton heavy whipping cream
  • cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Sprinkle shrimp with Creole seasoning.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook 2 minutes per side or until shrimp turn pink. Remove from skillet, and keep warm.
  3. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat; add lemon rind, juice, and thyme.
  4. Cook 1 minute. Gradually whisk in cream; bring to a simmer, and cook 5 to 6 minutes or until reduced by one fourth.
  5. Add Parmesan cheese, stirring until cheese is melted.
  6. Serve shrimp and sauce over hot cooked pasta.