Cajun Shrimp with Peppers and Onions

By Rachel Stuck, RDN

Mildly spicy Cajun seasoning pairs perfectly with shrimp, peppers and onions. Shrimp is low in calories, yet high in protein and a good source of several nutrients including selenium, iron, calcium and vitamin B12.

When purchasing shrimp look for shrimp that is either wild-caught or farm-raised, antibiotic-free to ensure freshness and good quality.

Nutrition Information

Servings: 4

Serving size: 1 cup of shrimp, onions, and pepper mixture (10 to 12 pieces of shrimp)

Calories: 283 calories

Protein: 40 grams

Fat: 10 grams

Carbohydrates: 7 grams

1 hand protein, 1 thumb of fat, ½ fist of low carbs

Ingredients

  • 2 tabelspoons olive oil
  • 1.5 lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Cajun seasoning

Directions

Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add peppers, onions, shrimp, and cajun seasoning to skillet and toss until all ingredients are evenly coated with Cajun seasoning. Reduce heat if needed and continue to cook for 7-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and shrimp is pink in color.

Consider pairing Cajun shrimp with peppers and onions with rice, cauliflower rice, a whole grain wrap or over a bed of lettuce.



About the Author

Photo: Rachel Stuck, RDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Rachel Stuck has a background in culinary arts and nutrition counseling. Rachel takes a positive approach to nutrition: she avoids recommending restrictive diets and instead focuses on helping people choose foods that promote health and well-being. She is passionate about empowering and assisting Ixcela members as they develop their unique, gut-healthy lifestyles.

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