Cajun Spiced Shrimps

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by PetsRus

I have also made this using scallops, or a mix of shrimp and scallops, and it is just as nice! I like to serve it with rice and a refreshing cucumber salad. The hotness will depend on the blend of your Cajun Seasoning. Mine is pretty hot, I make my own blend.

Top Review by Andi of Longmeadow

Xcellent! I used green peppers, (as that was on hand) but it didn't change the recipe not one bit. I could see serving this to the Queen ~ it is so good and so pretty too! I didn't cook my shrimp as long, since they only need to be cooked so little, and they were perfect. Made in memory of a lovely lady, Pets. 2011

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs raw large shrimp or 1 12 lbs prawns, peeled and cleaned
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 12 teaspoon dried chili pepper flakes
  • 2 12 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, sliced in rings
  • 12 sweet red pepper, sliced in thin strips
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 12 cup cream
  • salt
  • chopped fresh parsley, to serve


  1. Mix together the paprika powder, chili flakes, cajun seasoning and salt, mix with the prawns and leave for 20 minutes.
  2. Melt the butter in a frying pan, on a medium heat fry the onion rings, peppers and garlic for 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Put up the heat and add the prawns, fry until they start to color.
  4. Add the cream whilst stirring, lower the heat again and simmer until prawns are done, do not over-cook.
  5. Sprinkle parsley on top and serve.

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