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Cajun Shrimp Scampi

This Cajun shrimp scampi is so quick and easy you can make it any weeknight. But it is so fancy and tasty you just might want to save it for special occasions!

PREP TIME10 minutes
COOK TIME10 minutes
TOTAL TIME20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning (see note 1)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil and 3 Tbsp butter in sauce pan over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic, sauteĢ 30-60 seconds.
  3. Add white wine, reduce 2-3 minutes.
  4. Stir in shrimp and Cajun seasoning. Cook 3-5 minutes, depending on size of shrimp. The shrimp should be almost fully cooked.
  5. Add remaining butter, lemon juice and cream. Stir and cook an additional minute.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste, as well as parsley.
  7. Serve hot over pasta or zoodles.

Notes

 

  1. Be aware of the sodium content of your Cajun seasoning. If you are using store bought, this can vary dramatically, so additional salt may or may not be necessary.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving

Calories415

Total Fat26g

Saturated Fat12g

Trans Fat1g

Unsaturated Fat12g

Cholesterol288mg

Carbohydrates7g

Fiber1g

Sugar1g

Protein27g

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