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Cajun Style Peel and Eat Shrimp

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Cajun, Southern
Calories 1704 kcal


  • 4 ounces unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup lager beer
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Louisiana pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1-2 tablespoons parsley minced Italian parsley
  • 2 pounds shrimp extra large; shell split and deveined


  • If the shrimp are not easy-peel, use scissors to cut down the top and remove the sand vein; leave the rest of shell (and legs intact).
  • Heat remaining ingredients in a skillet to melt and sizzle.
  • Add the shrimp, and cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until opaque and lightly curled.
  • Serve plain, or with lemon, cocktail sauce and/or remoulade sauce if desired.


serves 3-4, (6-8 as an appie)
From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com


Calories: 1704kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 186gFat: 98gSaturated Fat: 59gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 4gCholesterol: 1704mgSodium: 1526mgPotassium: 2868mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 7438IUVitamin C: 44mgCalcium: 678mgIron: 8mg
Keyword shrimp
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