Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Spicy Cajun Shrimp Scampi

Here is a fabulous recipe that was given to me by one of my dear cousins, that will really send your taste buds through the roof! The robust, spicy flavors blend together to yield a succulent version of this classic dish. And it's so fast and easy that it doesn't even heat up the kitchen much during the "dog days of summer". Perfect for entertaining those "drop in after work guests", or if you have a hungry husband or both! Cest bon,cher!

Spicy Cajun Shrimp Scampi

2 lbs. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
6 tbs.'s butter
3 tbs.'s olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 tsp's minced garlic
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1/3 cup white wine
2 tbs's Cajun seasoning, divided
Salt and Tabasco to taste
Juice of one lemon
1 box favorite pasta

Season shrimp with 1 tbs. Cajun seasoning and set aside. Prepare pasta according to directions and drain.

Melt the butter in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add the olive oil and garlic and saute for about 1 minute. Add the seasoned shrimp, stir and saute for 5 minutes. Add the onions and bell peppers and and stir and saute for 5 more minutes. Add the wine, lemon juice, parsley, 1 tbs. Cajun seasoning and Tabasco, and stir and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve over pasta with a big garden salad, French bread, and a glass of wine. Serves 4  Bon Appetit!


Joanne said...

I always like the lighter fare during the dog days. That's the beauty of summer, isn't it? Lots of salads, fresh veggies off the farmers' stands, corn on the cob, the berries and fruits. Mmmh, heaven.

Marguerite said...

You are so right, Joanne! I absolutely love all of the summer fruits and veggies, too. I am lucky to have a nearby Farmer's Market that supplies me with wonderful fresh produce.

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Laura said...

Oh my gosh- what an amazing recipe. Thank you for sharing this. Can't wait to try it.


Marguerite said...

You're most welcome, Laura! The pleasure was all mine. It is sinfully delicious, especially if you like pasta and shrimp!