Broiled Cajun Prawns

This recipe for Cajun shrimp is quick and easy. They make a great weeknight dinner and can also be a delicious appetizer if you are throwing a party. While they are tasty on their own, they are also great with a little melted butter or some cocktail sauce.

Broiled Cajun Prawns Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 1 pound of 31-40 count prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon of Cajun seasoning (I like Weber N'Orleans Cajun Seasoning)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Squirt of lemon juice



Preheat oven on broil setting


Combine the peeled, deveined prawns, Cajun seasoning and olive oil in a medium bowl. Stir to combine. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.


Lay prawns in a single layer on a cookie sheet and cook on middle rack until the shrimp turn pink. About 5 minutes.Be careful not to over cook them as they will become tough


Transfer to serving platter and squirt with lemon juice.



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    Dee Suggs
    July 5, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    This dish is just in time. The shrimp were perfect and easy to make. I subituted some weber seasoning for the cajun.