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cajun honey butter shrimp on black plate
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Cajun Honey Butter Shrimp

Succulent shrimp are cooked in a flavorful cajun honey butter sauce made with the perfect balance of heat and sweetness. Serve these shrimp with creamy cheese grits for a delicious southern meal!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 377kcal
Author: Ashley Boyd


Cajun Honey Butter


  • Place the shrimp in a medium mixing bowl and coat with one tablespoon of olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Use a wooden spoon to toss the shrimp to coat evenly with the oil and spices and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the honey, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, thyme, cayenne pepper, and hot sauce and mix with a wooden spoon to combine the ingredients. Remove the cajun honey butter from the heat.
  • Heat the other tablespoon of olive oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes until they begin to turn pink. Pour the cajun honey butter over the shrimp and continue to cook for an additional 3-5 minutes until the shrimp are pink and opaque.
  • Transfer the shrimp to a serving plate and drizzle the sauce from the skillet over the shrimp. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley if desired. Enjoy!


  • Feel free to use medium or jumbo shrimp instead of large if you prefer. Make sure your shrimp are peeled and deveined and  adjust cooking times as needed.
  • Leftover cajun honey butter shrimp can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.6g | Protein: 32.7g | Fat: 18.7g | Saturated Fat: 8.3g | Cholesterol: 274mg | Sodium: 798mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 18.3g | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg