Try serving this spicy Cajun shrimp recipe with an easy side dish, such as cheese grits. Simply stir grated cheese into any kind of cooked grits.
1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
How to Make It
Combine first 8 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal bag and shake to coat. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add shrimp; sauté 4 minutes or until shrimp are done.
Being from Louisiana shrimp and grits is a classic dish and this falls slightly short but very good if you're looking for a LIGHT recipe. The shrimp has an excellent flavor but is missing a little garlic. Also, depending on your heat tolerance be very careful with the red pepper (although I'm using Louisiana red pepper which I swear they add tabasco to it as it's hotter than any other red pepper in the rest of the country). Grits could be creamier and lacked flavor, even with the cheese (maybe because I used the recipe on the back of the grits box). I would definitely make this recipe again just paying attention to the variations mentioned above.
April 23, 2010
This is a fantastic recipe! Easy, delicious and also excellent dry rub for Salmon. I've made the shrimp recipe as published (and also the salmon) for an everyday meal but also served to guests and received rave reviews.
For Salmon, ...preheat oven to 400 degrees, spray baking dish with cooking spray, rub cajun dry rub on both sides of salmon . Cook for 20 minutes.