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Cajun Sautéed Shrimp

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 12 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings
Serve shrimp over toasted garlic bread slices with a tossed green salad for a relaxed Cajun supper. If six servings are too many for your family, dish up leftover shrimp over plain grits.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds unpeeled, large raw shrimp*
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped

How to Make It

  1. Peel shrimp, and, if desired, devein.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onion and next 5 ingredients, and sauté 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in garlic, and sauté 1 more minute.

  3. Stir in shrimp, and cook, stirring occasionally, 6 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Remove and discard bay leaf.

  4. *2 lb. frozen peeled, large raw shrimp, thawed according to package directions, may be substituted.