~ awesome cajun jumbo shrimp croissants ~

★★★★★ 1
By Cassie *
from Somewhere, PA

I had some croissants left over that I wanted to use, some jumbo shrimp, so I tweaked another one of my shrimp recipes and this is what I came up with. Nothing fancy, but packed full of flavor. This was one delicious, satisfying sandwich. Quick too, that's always a plus! Enjoy!

★★★★★ 1
serves 2 large croissants cut in halve. Would make 4 small croissants.
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Saute

Ingredients For ~ awesome cajun jumbo shrimp croissants ~

  • 12 oz
    raw jumbo shrimp deveined and shells removed - rinse and pat dry
  • 1 tsp
    paprika
  • 1/4 tsp
    each, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, salt, pepper
  • 3/4 - 1 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter - divided
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2
    used large croissants - use what suits you
  • condiments
    we used lettuce & mayonnaise, as we didn't want to lose the flavor of the shrimp
  • SPICY GARLIC MAYO - WOULD BE GREAT ON THIS SANDWICH
  • 1/2 c
    mayonnaise
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced or can use jarred
  • 1 tsp
    dried onion flakes
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp
    cumin
  • salt & pepper to taste

How To Make ~ awesome cajun jumbo shrimp croissants ~

  • 1
    Place the slices in a small bowl and mix well to combine.
  • 2
    Clean shrimp and pat dry. Place in a dish and pour the seasoning over and mix well, making sure to coat each evenly. ( I use my fingers )
  • 3
    In my cast iron skillet, over medium heat, I melted 1 tablespoon butter with the olive oil. Once butter is frothy, add the shrimp. Tossing frequently after the first minute until all are pink and cooked through. Once cooked stir in the last tablespoon butter and stir around. This is for some extra sauce to drizzle over the shrimp.
  • 4
    Slice your croissants, lay lettuce on the bottom halve and place desired shrimp to cover. Spread top of croissant with mayonnaise. ( aoli would be great as well , was too lazy to make) mayo was just as good. Add any other desired condiments you prefer.I went simple as the shrimp are so tasty I didn't want to mask their flavor. Place the top of croissant back over the shrimp and chow down. These were awesome!
  • 5
    As I said before I will triple the recipe the next time. Believe me, they won't go to waste. They are great eaten straight from the pan.
  • 6
    I've since added my spicy mayo that I think would also go well with this yummy sand. Mix all ingredients and chill for an hour.
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