Monday, March 19, 2012

124. Cajun Shrimp

This is one of the quickest meals I have made in a long time.  

On the weekends we always have a ton of things to do.  This past weekend proved to be just as busy especially since we are going into the warmer months.

Isabella had dance, we raked 12 bags of leaves, we had a soccer game and I decided to go on a cooking marathon…LOL  and make two desserts.  This is a real treat for my family because it's usually a holiday that provokes such actions.  They were quite happy!

I buy the frozen shrimp at Whole Foods.  I bought this for the first time a few weeks ago and fell in love with it.  The main reason is that it lasted more then one day in my fridge, did not smell fishy when thawed and was still firm after 3 days.  We usually try to eat it all with in 24 hours but it never fails I always have a handful left after a day or two.

I wanted to see if I could make this recipe with this shrimp.  The shrimp is already precooked and all I needed to do was to let it thaw, which it does if you keep it in the fridge and not in the freezer.

I searched for some cajun spice recipes and found that they all pretty much have the same main ingredients.  I went to my spice rack and was fortunate to have everything I needed.  

I made the spice recipe as an individual portion.  This was a great combination for 8-15 pieces of shrimp.  I made the first batch for me to eat on my salad and when my daughter came home from college I made her the second batch.  It was made in less then 5 minutes…so quick, warm and easy!

On busy nights and weekends, having something this simple on hand is wonderful.  I can't wait to make this shrimp recipe up and serve it with some fresh pasta…the cajun spices mixed with a wonderful white sauce sounds like heaven to me…or it could be that I am hungry and it's early…LOL  ENJOY!

Recipe:  Cajun Shrimp, this is a recipe for a small batch 8-15…you can double, triple or more

8-15 medium size, precooked shrimp, thawed

1/4 tsp Kosher salt
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp garlic granules
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp oregano, dry
1/4 tsp thyme, dry
2 tsp. butter

In a small bowl, mix all of the spices together.

Take your shrimp and remove the shell on the tail and rinse.   Pat dry.

In a sauce pan, heat butter and spices and toss in shrimp.

Cook until well coated and warm…around 1 minute.

Serve immediately with pasta noodles or on a nice bed of lettuce for a salad.

This about says it all……YUM!


  1. Fantastic, pinned and can't wait to make!

    1. Awesome Joan…can't wait to hear how yours turns out! Enjoy your day.

  2. Wow, Sherron this is awesome! I am drooling over those shrimp. Amazing photos!


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