Cajun Shrimp Scampi Recipe

I enjoy making shrimp with noodles or rice dishes, like Shrimp Pad Thai. This Cajun Shrimp Scampi is almost as delicious as my other shrimp dishes but with the awesome taste of Cajun seasoning. This recipe is perfect if you love the tasty mix of scampi and bold Cajun seasoning. So If you like seafood and the spicy twist of Cajun spices, you will not regret trying it. The juicy shrimp, garlic sauce and Cajun kick mix together to create this delicious juicy dish.

I enjoy making shrimp with noodles or rice dishes, like Shrimp Pad Thai. This Cajun Shrimp Scampi is almost as delicious as my other shrimp dishes but with the awesome taste of Cajun seasoning.

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 oz linguine or your preferred pasta
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chopped parsley for garnish

Ingredient Notes

  1. Shrimp: Dry them well before cooking for a nice sear.
  2. Linguine or Pasta: Boil just until it’s “al dente” (just right).
  3. Butter: Melt in the pan to cook the shrimp.
  4. Garlic: Cook until it smells really good, but not brown.
  5. Cajun Seasoning: Sprinkle on the shrimp for that awesome flavor.
  6. Chicken Broth, White Wine, and Lemon Juice: Mix for a tasty scampi sauce.
  7. Parsley: Chop finely and sprinkle on top for a fresh finish.

How to Make Cajun Shrimp Scampi?

  1. Dry the shrimp with paper towels. Sprinkle a bit of salt, pepper, and special Cajun seasoning on them.
  2. Boil the long pasta until it’s just right. Pour out the water and keep the pasta.
  3. In a big pan, melt some butter. Put in tiny pieces of garlic and cook until it smells good. Add the special shrimp and cook until they turn pink, about 2-3 minutes on each side.
  4. Pour in chicken juice, white grape juice, and lemon juice. Let it cook a bit, so the flavors mix up. Add more salt and pepper if you want.
  5. Put the pasta into the pan with the sauce. Make sure it’s all covered in the tasty sauce. Sprinkle some green stuff on top, and Yah, Your Cajun Shrimp Scampi is ready to be eaten.

Kitchen Equipment

  • Large skillet
  • Pasta pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Paper towels
  • Cutting board and knife

How to Store?

If you have extra, put it in a sealed container in the fridge. When you want to eat it again, warm it up on the stove. Add a splash of broth if it needs moisture. For freezing, store it in a sealed container in the freezer. When you’re ready to eat it again, thaw it in the fridge overnight and warm it up on the stove. If it needs a bit more moisture, you can add some then too.

Tips

  • For the best experience and taste, Try to use fresh shrimp for the tastiest results.
  • Keep an eye on the shrimp while cooking. As soon as they turn pink, they’re ready. We want them just right!
  • If you like it creamy, add a splash of heavy cream.
  • Saute minced garlic until it smells amazing but not brown.
  • Taste the scampi sauce before combining it with pasta. Adjust the seasoning to make sure it’s perfect.

What to eat with Cajun Shrimp Scampi

Enjoy your Cajun Shrimp Scampi with some tasty sides like a simple salad with fresh greens, or cheese bread for soaking up the delicious sauce. If you prefer, serve it over fluffy rice or alongside a crusty baguette for a satisfying crunch. Grilled asparagus can also make for a flavorful and easy side.

FAQ

Can I use frozen shrimp?

Yes, just make sure to thaw them and pat them dry before cooking.

Can I skip the wine?

Of course! You can use extra chicken broth instead.

Can I make it less spicy?

Sure! Adjust the Cajun seasoning to your liking or skip the red pepper flakes.

Can I use a different pasta?

Try any pasta you like or even rice.

Conclusion

This Cajun Shrimp Scampi is a super yummy dish that mixes spicy Cajun flavor with elegant scampi goodness. It’s easy to make and you will love it if you like seafood dishes mixed with spicy seasoning, What are you waiting for Cook it for your friends and family to enjoy the delicious taste together. And, for more tasty recipes, subscribe to my blog.

Yield: 4 servings

Cajun Shrimp Scampi

Cajun Shrimp Scampi

Enjoy a great tasty mix of Cajun spice and Italian flair with my Cajun Shrimp Scampi. This simple Shrimp recipe makes a yummy dinner or lunch in only 30 minutes. It contains lots of delicious flavors and ingredients which make it perfect.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 oz linguine or your preferred pasta
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Follow these steps to create a delicious Cajun Shrimp Scampi:
  2. Dry the shrimp with paper towels. Sprinkle a bit of salt, pepper, and special Cajun seasoning on them.
  3. Boil the long pasta until it's just right. Pour out the water and keep the pasta.
  4. In a big pan, melt some butter. Put in tiny pieces of garlic and cook until it smells good. Add the special shrimp and cook until they turn pink, about 2-3 minutes on each side.
  5. Pour in chicken juice, white grape juice, and lemon juice. Let it cook a bit, so the flavors mix up. Add more salt and pepper if you want.
  6. Put the pasta into the pan with the sauce. Make sure it's all covered in the tasty sauce. Sprinkle some green stuff on top, and Yah, Your Cajun Shrimp Scampi is ready to be eaten.

Notes

  • For the best experience and taste, Try to use fresh shrimp for the tastiest results.
  • Keep an eye on the shrimp while cooking. As soon as they turn pink, they're ready. We want them just right!
  • If you like it creamy, add a splash of heavy cream.
  • Saute minced garlic until it smells amazing but not brown.
  • Taste the scampi sauce before combining it with pasta. Adjust the seasoning to make sure it's perfect.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 396Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 270mgSodium 1538mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 32g

Nutrition automatically generated.

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