Cajun Style Shrimp Recipe

by May 14, 2013

I can’t stop thinking about that cajun boil from last night.

Let’s go make some!

Cajun Part Deux tl;dr

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

  1. Clean shrimp and remove “whiskers” if you decide to get the shrimp with the head on.
  2. Wash under some water.
  3. Mince the garlic into small pieces and dice the tomatoes, set aside.
  4. In a large wok, heat up the oil.
  5. When the oil is hot, throw in the jalapenos to let it saute.
  6. When soft, add the garlic and brown.
  7. Pat dry shrimp and add to wok.
  8. 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!
  9. Then add the cajun spice, old bay, garlic salt and pepper.
  10. Mix everything together.
  11. then add the tomatoes and chicken broth.
  12. Let everything cook for another 5 minutes and there you have it!


Freshly Cooked Cajun Shrimp Over a Bowl of Rice

Everything I need in a bowl! A great cajun shrimp dish with a nice sauce; perfect if served with brown rice.



Which dish have you tried to recreate at home?

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