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Cajun Shrimp Recipe

Looking for an easy Cajun Shrimp recipe? Learn how to make Cajun Shrimp using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by nan_j

Makes 12 servings



Due to I could not find Cajun in supermarket. It has to buy many kind of ground herb to mix. So, I use allspice and cumin instead.

Recipe Ingredients for Cajun Shrimp

1/3 cup water
1 small onion, chopped
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. cooking oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. Allspice
1/2 tbsp. Cumin
1/4 tsp. salt
700 g medium shrimp
1/2 cup chopped green or red sweet pepper

Recipe Directions for Cajun Shrimp

  1. Carefully remove peel from the lemon half, being careful not to include the white portion. Cut the lemon peel into very thin strips.

  2. Combine lemon peel, water, onion, lemon juice, cooking oil, garlic, Cajun seasoning, and salt in a large skillet; heat to boiling. Add shrimp stirring to coat. Return to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 4 minutes or until shrimp are opaque, stirring twice. Stir in green or red pepper. Transfer mixture to a glass bowl. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours, stirring the mixture occasionally.

  3. At serving time, drain mixture well. Serve in a lettuce-lined bowl with serving picks. Makes 12 appetizer servings.

Categories

Seafood, Appetizers, Indian, Stir Fry

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 79.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
73
Calories from Fat
17
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.9g
3%
Saturated Fat
0.1g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
114mg
38%
Sodium
182mg
8%
Potassium
31mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
1.6g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.3g
1%
Sugars
0.4g
Protein
12.7g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 2% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • Low in sugar
  • High in iron
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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