Creamy Cajun Shrimp

barbara lentz


Super rich and creamy. Delicious.


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10 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


  • 2 lb
    uncooked shrimp with shells on
  • 2 Tbsp
    cajun seasoning divided
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 medium
    onion chopped
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 3
    lemons juiced
  • 2 c
  • 1/4 c
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 c
    dry white wine
  • 2 c
    heavy cream
  • 3 Tbsp
    cold butter sliced into 3 pats

How to Make Creamy Cajun Shrimp


  1. Remove the shells from the shrimp and keep the shells. Sprinkler the shrimp with 1 tbsp. Cajun seasoning over the shrimp and rub it all over. Set the shrimp in the refrigerator until needed.
  2. Add oil to a skillet. Once hot saute the onions and garlic for about 1 minute. Add the shrimp shells, remaining Cajun seasoning, bay leaves, lemon juice, water, Worcestershire sauce, and wine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and strain out solids. Place the sauce into a saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook until thick, brown and syrupy about 15 minutes. There should be about 4 tbsp.
  3. Add a little more oil to a separate skillet. Add the shrimp and saute 2 minutes. Add the heavy cream and the brown syrupy base. Stir and simmer 3 minutes.
  4. Remove the shrimp to a plate and whisk in the butter one pat at a time. Remove from heat and spoon the sauce over the shrimp.

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About Creamy Cajun Shrimp

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole

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