Cajun Shrimp Scampi is a delicious and easy-to-make seafood dish that originated in the southern United States. This flavorful recipe combines succulent shrimp with a blend of spices and herbs including garlic, butter, and Cajun seasoning. The dish is typically served over pasta or rice making it a satisfying and filling meal. Whether you’re a fan of Cajun cuisine or just looking for a new way to enjoy shrimp, Cajun Shrimp Scampi is a perfect choice.
This is a speedy and effortless dinner recipe that packs a punch! Delicate and juicy whole prawns covered in a rapid and effortless zesty cream sauce with just the right amount of expertly cooked scampi.
- 12 raw prawns (use as many as desired, I personally like a lot in my pasta)
- 1 serving of pasta (I suggest linguine)
- 2 cloves of minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 1/2 cup of heavy cream
- grated parmesan cheese
- 1/8 teaspoon of basil
- salt and pepper to taste
- flour (for thickening)
- Cajun seasoning
- 1/4 cup of parsley
- White wine (not pictured)
- olive oil (not pictured)
- Heat a saucepan on medium-high heat. Add the butter, a drizzle of olive oil, and a dash of white wine and bring to a boil.
- Add the minced garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Add the prawns.
- Next, season the prawns with the Cajun seasoning, don’t be shy!
- When the prawns turn pink on one side, flip them over and cook for another minute. Then, remove them from the pan and leave the liquid.
- Add the heavy cream, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper.
- Bring to a boil and gradually whisk in pinches of flour until the sauce thickens.
- Lower the heat to medium-low and add the prawns again.
- Toss the prawns to coat them with the sauce and serve over pasta. Top with grated parmesan cheese.
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