Cajun Style Shrimp Recipe
When Once Isn’t Enough
After a long week at work I was craving some cajun shrimp and after my last post talking about all the different cajun spot around town, how could I not? On the way I home, I decided to stop by my local grocer (mine is usually Ranch 99 because I love the selection of veggies, meats, poultry and seafood there), pickup a pound of fresh, large shrimp and cook it at home. Below is the recipe for my version, feel free to try it out and let me know what you think!
- 1 lb of fresh, large shrimp (I prefer the one with the head on but if you prefer it without, that’s fine as well)
- 4 jalapeno peppers (you can do less if you like it less spicy)
- 1 tomato
- 5 pieces of garlic
- 3 tablespoons of Cajun spice (you can usually find this at any supermarket, great thing about it is that it is already pre-mixed)
- 1 tablespoon of Old Bay seasoning
- 1 tablespoon of Garlic Salt
- Dash of black pepper
- 3 tablespoons of Oil (your choice)
- 1/4 cup of chicken broth
How We Cook It
- Clean shrimp and remove “whiskers” if you decide to get the shrimp with the head on.
- Wash under some water.
- Mince the garlic into small pieces and dice the tomatoes, set aside.
- In a large wok, heat up the oil.
- When the oil is hot, throw in the jalapenos to let it saute.
- When soft, add the garlic and brown.
- Pat dry shrimp and add to wok.
- Cook until the shrimp turns pinkish/orange and is cooked through. I also like to get a little char on the shrimp, it makes it extra tasty!
- Then add the cajun spice, old bay, garlic salt and pepper.
- Mix everything together.
- then add the tomatoes and chicken broth.
- Let everything cook for another 5 minutes and there you have it!
Which dish have you tried to recreate at home?