Fat Tuesday Feast: Easy Cajun Shrimp Skillet

February 25, 2014

Indulge in this scrumptious Cajun shrimp recipe this Fat Tuesday. This easy seafood dish from Taste of home is loaded with bold spices, so grab some garlic bread to soak up the flavorful broth! It's excellent served with hot and creamy grits and a cold beer.

Cajun Shrimp Skillet
Courtesy of Taste of Home
Serves  4

3 tablespoons butter

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup amber beer or beef broth

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/8 teaspoon dried oregano

1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Hot cooked grits, optional

In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in beer, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings; bring to a boil. Add shrimp; cook 3-4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, stirring occasionally. If desired, serve over grits.  

Nutrition Facts: 1/2 cup (calculated without grits) equals 186 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 160 mg cholesterol, 505 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat.