Spicy Cajun Shrimp

Spicy Cajun Shrimp Recipe

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Carolyn Haas

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This is traditionally made and served with unpeeled shrimp. I don't like the mess of shelling the shrimp at the table, so I prefer to shell them before I cook them. Another thing - if you use cooked shrimp - the kind that are so easy to find in most grocery stores in the midwest US - don't simmer so long in the liquid or they will get too tough.

Served with beans and rice, it's truly a bit of the bayou wherever you are!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
3 or 4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 - 1 1/2 lb
    unshelled raw shrimp
  • 1/3 c
    olive oil
  • 1/3 c
    butter
  • 1 medium
    onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1 tsp
    dried rosemary, crumbled
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper, or less
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp
    sweet paprika
  • 2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 c
    white wine
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • ·
    sea salt and additional pepper , to taste

How to Make Spicy Cajun Shrimp

Step-by-Step

  1. Rinse shrimp and set aside.
  2. Heat oil and butter in heavy skillet until butter has melted.
  3. Add onions and garlic. Sauté over medium heat for 4-5 minutes, until onions are soft.
  4. Stir in seasonings and shrimp and sauté for another minute or 2. Turn shrimp as they cook.
  5. Pour in the liquids. Simmer for another 3 or 4 minutes until shrimp are pink. Do not overcook!

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About Spicy Cajun Shrimp

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Hashtag: #New Orleans




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