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Cajun shrimp scampi

Cajun shrimp scampi

Prep time: 10 minutes – Cook time: 10 minutes – Total time: 20 minutes – Servings: 4

Seafood time has come and this is why you’ll love this Cajun Shrimp Scampi recipe! This Cajun Shrimp Scampi is an excellent option at any time, and it is ideal to surprise the whole family and friends. Seafood is very eccentric, and with this dish, you can make the best of it.

Cajun shrimp scampi

Very delish! Savory recipe! Have you taken the time to appreciate the flavor of the shrimp? As simple as it is, it allows us to create hundreds of delicious dishes. With this Cajun Shrimp Scampi, you’ll prepare pasta that will drive you crazy.

Also, if you are wondering what makes this recipe so special and delicious, it’s the cream that remains after it’s ready. Recipes of this type have the peculiarity of obsessing those who taste them, and you will not be the exception.

Cajun shrimp scampi

It’s a keeper! YUM! The shrimp covered in heavy cream and butter, seasoned with cajun will make you see stars the second you taste them.

Cajun shrimp scampi

Tips to Make the Best Cajun Shrimp Scampi:

Tip 1. Shrimp are very delicate. They should be as fresh as possible, preferably just bought. If you have some in your fridge, don’t take them out before you are going to use them.

Tip 2. Don’t overcook. Remember that shrimp cook quickly and have an exact point.

Tip 3. The heavy cream should be fresh and preferably just opened to ensure its good taste.

Tip 4. For these types of dishes, the best pasta will be the linguine type.

Tip 5. Choose a suitable quantity of shrimp. Therefore, the pasta has a good amount of shrimp and flavor.

Ingredients for Cajun shrimp scampi:

12 raw shrimps (as many as you’d like, I like having a lot in my pasta)

1 serving of pasta (preferably linguine)

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbs. butter

1/2 c. heavy cream

shredded parmesan cheese

1/8 tsp. basil

salt and pepper to taste

flour (to thicken)

cajun seasoning

1/4 c. parsley

White wine (not shown)

olive oil (not shown)

What do you need to make Cajun shrimp scampi:

Cajun shrimp scampi

How to make Cajun shrimp scampi:

Step 1. Heat a saucepan on medium-high heat. Add the butter, a drizzle of olive oil, and a dash of white wine and bring to a boil.

Step 2. Add the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.

Step 3. Add the shrimps.

Cajun Shrimp Scampi

Step 4. Next, season the shrimps with the Cajun seasoning., be generous (to your liking)!

Step 5. When the shrimps are pink on one side, flip them and cook for another minute and remove them from the pan, leaving the liquid.

Step 6. Add the heavy cream, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper.

Cajun Shrimp Scampi

Step 7. Bring to a boil and whisk in sprinkles of flour until sauce thickens.

Step 8. Lower heat to medium-low and add shrimp again.

Step 9. Toss shrimp to coat with sauce

Step 10. serve over pasta. Topping with parmesan cheese!

Cajun shrimp scampi

ENJOY!

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Cajun shrimp scampi

Cajun shrimp scampi

Cajun shrimp scampi

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 raw shrimps (as many as you’d like, I like having a lot in my pasta)
  • 1 serving of pasta (preferably a linguine)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbs. butter
  • 1/2 c. heavy cream
  • shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 tsp. basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • flour (to thicken)
  • cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 c. parsley
  • White wine (not shown)
  • olive oil (not shown)

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add the butter along with the olive oil and white wine. Let it boil.
  2. Pour in the minced garlic and stir until lightly browned.
  3. Add the shrimp and stir for a few minutes. Then, season with Cajun powder to taste.
  4. Once the shrimp are browned on one side, flip them over and cook for a few more minutes then remove from the pan. Conserve the liquid.
  5. To the leftover liquid, add the heavy cream along with the basil, salt, pepper, and parsley. Cook over low heat for a few minutes and add the shrimp again.
  6. When you notice that the mixture is thickening, turn off the heat and serve along with the pasta.
  7. You’ll have an exquisite dish to enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 400Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 1072mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 9g

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