I like to use shrimp as a quick protein, and cooked like this it can go with a side of rice and vegetables, go in a salad, or be a finger food by itself. They are especially good when cooked crispy, and it is ridiculously easy.
Start with peeled, cleaned, raw shrimp, thawed and mix with a generous amount of Cajun blackened seasoning (You can find it in the bulk section at Harvest Coop). I didn't have much of the Cajun seasoning, so I filled it out with Mexican chili powder and a Trader Joe's "Smokey Blend" (paprika, basil, sea salt). The Trader Joe's mix comes in a grinder and is pretty useful for adding a little kick to things.
Heat up a nonstick pan add a bit of oil, and get it nice and hot.