Cajun Shrimp Stew Recipe

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


Submitted by ljbaker2

Makes 4 servings



This satisfying stew just may be the essence of Cajun cooking: shrimp with onion, celery, and green pepper, all given depth by brown roux

Recipe Ingredients for Cajun Shrimp Stew

2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 cup flour
1 medium onion
1/2 cup green bell pepper
8 fluid ounces clam juice
3/4 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne
1 1/4 pound shrimp
1/3 cup scallions

Recipe Directions for Cajun Shrimp Stew

  1. Stir together oil and flour in a 10-inch heavy skillet (preferably cast-iron) with a metal or wooden spatula, then cook over moderate heat, scraping back and forth constantly, until roux is the color of light milk chocolate, 10 to 12 minutes.

  2. Add onion, celery, and bell pepper and cook, scraping back and forth occasionally, until bell pepper is softened, about 8 minutes. Stir in clam juice, water, salt, and cayenne and simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid is thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in shrimp and simmer, stirring occasionally, until shrimp is just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in scallion greens and salt to taste.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 309.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
276
Calories from Fat
77
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.6g
13%
Saturated Fat
1.7g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
276mg
92%
Sodium
686mg
29%
Potassium
410mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
16.5g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1.4g
6%
Sugars
3.8g
Protein
31.3g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 41%
Calcium 8% Iron 28%
* 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
B+
  Good points
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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