Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cajun Shrimp And Rice


    I rarely cook the same meal twice in a month. I get bored...the only problem with that
    is coming up with simple easy meals. You can't get any easier than this. You will love
    the flavors.

                                                   Cajun Shrimp And Rice

     1 tablespoon unsalted butter
     2 tablespoons olive oil
     3 garlic cloves, minced
     2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
     1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact
     salt and pepper
     4 plum tomatoes, chopped
     2 bunches scallions, chopped
     3 cups cooked white rice
     3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
     lemon wedges, for serving

     1) Heat the butter, olive oil and garlic in large skillet over medium high heat
     until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the Cajun seasoning and shrimp and cook,
     stirring, until the shrimp begin to curl, about 1 minute. Season with salt and
     pepper.
     2) Add the tomatoes and scallions to the skillet and cook, stirring about 1
     minute. Add the rice and 1/4 cup water and continue to cook until the rice
     is warmed through and the shrimp is opaque, about 3 more minutes. Stir
     in the parsley and serve with lemon and additional scallions.
  
 

43 comments:

  1. my husband is going to flip when he sees this. must make it pronto! great recipe :)

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  2. MMM this looks delicious! Love shrimp and finding new ways to cook it!

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  3. Mmmm this must make the house smell oh so good. Definitely a must-make! Thanks for sharing Val!

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  4. Sounds delicious! I will definitely try this one : )

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  5. I rarely cook twice in one month...! Fine, I did twice this week, but nothing this good!

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  6. This looks so yummy! Love the green onions.

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  7. That looks SO good! I will have to try that. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I love that you cook so much and seem to really ENJOY it. I HATE cooking with a passion, but my husband and two kids need to get fed somehow. And this looks delicious, like, it might be worth it to put hard labor into it and make it. I'll let you know how that goes.

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  9. I just realized I NEVER make Southern/Cajun meals. Thanks for the inspiration! Love the new Flickr pics; your daughter is beautiful.

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  10. This looks delicious! And I love how simple the recipe is.

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  11. I had so much shrimp for dinner!!! haha and it still looks good after all that! <3 lovely!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  12. LOVE the picture...it looks so fresh and delicious!

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  13. This looks like something my husband would LOVE! I'll be making this the week he gets home!!

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  14. my mouth wont stop watering. love your blog!! xoxo

    kelseyannesmith.blogspot.com

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  15. nom! nom! this would definitely be something out of the ordinary for my family :)
    thanks, Val! hope you are doing well :)
    ~cheryl

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  16. this looks so filling and healthy at the same time. what a delicious meal!

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  17. That looks really good! You would die if you came to our house. We can barely go a week without repeating!!

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  18. What a delicious and diverse dish, Val! This looks so wonderful, and I know I'd love it as a side dish, dinner or lunch... and so would my hubby! Thanks for sharing, lovely lady. Have a great weekend and a happy Easter. :)

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  19. this looks and sounds delish! you really need to work for a magazine with these amazing recipes and photos!

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  20. Yum! I will be trying this. I love Cajun food. My step-dad is from Louisiana and he always cooks good food like this. He really got me hooked.

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  21. This looks (and sounds!) great - I love cajun spices!

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  22. Hey Val! I've been craving shrimp so this sounds amazing! I had to let you know too that I am making your pinapple stuffing for Easter brunch. :-) It has become a family favorite!
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend,
    Vanessa

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  23. I have been craving this dish. Now I have no excuses!

    Happy Easter dear blog-friend!!

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  24. Happy Easter to my favorite super woman! I have been off on spring break and good thing I didn't visit the last 5 blogs before or I wouldn't have been able to squeeze the swimsuits on!!!! Wow, I want some of everything. Those watermelon cups are adorable (must make), the marshmallow topiaries are so cute and the kids would love those (great little terra cotta cups), the mac and cheese - a swimsuit buster for sure!

    We adore shrimpat our house, and always have some on hand. This is going to have to become a go to dish. Your photo looks straight out of a magazine.
    Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

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  25. Just added all of these ingredients to my grocery list for next week! Yum! Happy Easter :)

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  26. Just gave you a shout out on my little 365 blog! Thanks for the awesome PB & Nutella sandwiches of yummy goodness!

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  27. This looks so light, fresh and yummy for spring and summer! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment! I hope you have a Happy Easter!

    Liesl :)

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  28. This looks delicious and easy and I have shrimps in my fridge :) I love your photo too.
    I wish you and your beloved a very Happy Easter!

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  29. my mom is from louisiana so i LOVE me some cajun food. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Now your speaking my language. Cajun shrimp girl! Amazing! Seriously what can be better! Oh how I love my southern roots! Your dish looks FANTASTIC

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  31. I made you tomato/mozzarella/avocado salad this weekend, when were camping in our Airstream. It was such a hit, and there wasn't a scrap left.

    Thanks for the daily inspiration!

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  32. This looks beautiful! Yum yum yum!

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  33. This looks delicious, I love finding new things to do with prawns.

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  34. I was just thinking about something Cajun. I like easy! Thanks Val.

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  35. I have gotten behind on checking your blog...What a whole bunch of yummy looking things! I've printed off this whole front page of posts, hoping to try every recipe.

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  36. Simple AND scrummy? That sounds good to me!!! I love all the recipes you come up with, Val. They seem so different from the usual...but still not at all daunting. Perfect!

    Sarahx

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  37. The little shrimps with the tail on will stop anyone devouring this delicious dish too quickly. Beautiful colours!

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  38. What a great summer recipe! I love shrimp.

    I hope you are having a good week and have a wonderful weekend girl!
    XO

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  39. YUM YUM YUM!! I usually shy away from spicy things, but these look amazing!

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