Cajun Shrimp

Cajun Shrimp

"Donna Thomason knows how to bring a little pizzazz to her El Pas, Texas table--she stirs up a batch of these zippy shrimp. Use as much or as little cayenne pepper as you like, depending on your family's tastes. 'This is nice served alongside rice pilaf,' she suggests."
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10 m servings
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  1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute the paprika, thyme, salt, nutmeg, garlic powder and cayenne in oil for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add shrimp; saute for 2-3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, stirring occasionally.

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  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals 117 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 161 mg cholesterol, 479 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 very lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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Quite good, VERY easy & fairly healthy too!!! I was a little concerned about the nutmeg - it can be such an overpowering spice - but no worries! Also, I cut down on the cayenne just a little d...

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I made this last night and did not care for it at all. I didn't think the spices reminded me much of a cajun flavor. My husband ate it I think just out of being nice.

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Quite good, VERY easy & fairly healthy too!!! I was a little concerned about the nutmeg - it can be such an overpowering spice - but no worries! Also, I cut down on the cayenne just a little d...

These were a nice simple addition to a grilled steak dinner. They were super quick and had a nice flavor. I followed the recipe other than using frozen (thawed) pre cooked shrimp, as it's what...

Quick and easy, I made this recipe in a heart beat!!! I would add a bit of lime juice next time...

This was really simple, fast and tasty! Didn't have thyme and used 1/4 teaspoon cayenne as we love spice. Will definitely make again!!

Loved the idea in theory but I'm not sure I would have liked the nutmeg in the seasoning, nor would I have cared for the cooking method, adding the seasoning directly to the oil and then cooking...

I made the shrimp exactly according to the instructions and they were YUMMY. Husband and I definitely enjoyed and I will make again. I served with brown rice and a side of veggies.

I needed to triple this recipe for a large dinner party. I marinated the shrimp (tails on) and cooked them some at a time, just enough to fit the pan. Then I returned all to the pan and cooked...

Love this simple recipe. I followed exactly except I upped the garlic a bit because I just love garlic not because the recipe was lacking. Then I put the Cajun shrimp on top of Fettuccine Alfred...

Good. Probably 3 1/2 stars.

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