Cajun Shrimp Recipe

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


Submitted by blazedancer

Makes 12 servings



Appetizer for a small gathering. You will also need toothpicks.

Recipe Ingredients for Cajun Shrimp

1/2 fruit lemon
1/3 cup water
1 small onion, chopped (1/3 cup)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon cooking oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pounds medium shrimp, peeled (about 2 pounds in the shell)
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 servings

Categories

Appetizers

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 62.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
52
Calories from Fat
14
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.6g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
74mg
25%
Sodium
149mg
6%
Potassium
27mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
1.5g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0.3g
1%
Sugars
0.6g
Protein
8.3g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 1% Iron 7%
* 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
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • High in iron
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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