Cajun Spiced Shrimps

"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."
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Ready In:


  • 1 12 lbs raw large shrimp or 1 1/2 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


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

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  1. 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
  2. We really enjoyed this dish. The flavors went so well together. I used a mixture of Red & Yellow Peppers because that was what I had on hand. It was just spicy enough with out being too hot. I used what will probably be the last of my fresh Gulf Shrimp in this. This is easy to put together, but is definitely something you could serve to company also. I served it over Angel Hair Pasta, with fresh sliced tomatoes and buttered french bread YUMMY! Made for the LIvestrong Cook-a-thon event for Pets R Us Sorry for the late submission :(
  3. We loved this and hoped our dinner would never finish-it was that good! It was perfectly spiced for us and I made it using Pets' own Recipe #114562 I used slightly smaller local wild (and very sweet) prawns and served this over rice.
  4. ***Made for Cook-a-thon event for Pets'R'us May 2010*** This was very good! The only thing I did different was cut the batch in half. Other than that, this was perfect. I will definately be making this again. Thanks for posting this recipe!
  5. Hey you! Yes, you...the one surfing, looking around for an easy, impressive and delicious recipe to wow your boyfriend or in-laws. This recipe is IT. Prep all ingredients in advance, as well as your table setting. Pour the wine, pop the garlic bread into the oven and then warm the rice. Cook as directed then just sit back relishing in all the wonderful compliments...and believe me, they will come.


  1. This is definitely a 10 star or more recipe!! This could be served at the finest restaurants. The only change I made was to use 2 red chili peppers instead of the red pepper. I too served it over angel hair pasta. I can't wait to make this again. Thanks so much Pets!


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