Spicy Cajun Shrimp and Sausages

Recipe by ellie_
READY IN: 35mins


  • 1
    lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1
    tablespoon creole seasoning (or to taste see my comment in description) or 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning (or to taste see my comment in description)
  • 2
    tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 12
    ounces andouille sausages, cut crosswise into diagonal 3/4-inch pieces (or your favorite smoked sausage)
  • 1
    onion, halved, thinly sliced
  • 1
    green pepper, cut into 1/2 inch wide strips (or use a red bell pepper for a prettier dish)
  • 1
    teaspoon dried thyme or 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 3
    tablespoons Dijon mustard (the original recipe suggested 5 tablespoons Creole mustard)
  • 2
    teaspoons red wine vinegar


  • Toss shrimp with the Cajun seasoning in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • In a skillet over high heat heat 1 tablespoon oil and then add the sausage pieces, cooking until browned turning occasionally (5 minutes).
  • Transfer sausage to a large bowl.
  • Add shrimp to skillet, cooking for 3-5 minutes and then transfer shrimp to bowl with sausage.
  • Add remaining oil (1 tablespoon) to skillet along with the onion, bell pepper and thyme, cook stirring until soft (5 minutes).
  • Stir in broth, mustard and vinegar, stirring until sauce thickens (2 minutes).
  • Return sausage and shrimp to skillet and simmer until heated through (1 minute).
  • Season with salt and pepper if desired.