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Simple Recipe: Sauteed Shrimp

Nick Lucs
  • On March 5, 2013
  • http://desmoinesfoodster.wordpress.com

This might be some of the best homemade sauteed shrimp I have ever had.

I had just bought a one-pound bag of shrimp from Trader Joe’s – I was a day too early for their shrimp and scallop bag…bummer.

Let’s get to the recipe.

Here is what you need:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Cajun Spice
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into strips.
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Instructions:

First make sure your 1 lb bag of shrimp is thawed.

    • A quick way to do that is to fill your sink up with hot water, and throw the bag in there for a couple of minutes and your frozen shrimp will be thawed!

Put the flour on a plate and season with a healthy amount of salt, pepper, and Cajun spice; mix with a fork to combine evenly. When I say healthy amount, I mean really put a ton on. Then, dredge the shrimp in the seasoned flour to coat all sides.I had to keep adding more seasonings after every 5 or so pieces.
flour and seasonings

Next, heat the butter and oil in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat until butter stops foaming and just starts to turn a light brown. Add the shrimp, and give it a toss, saute for 5 minutes until the shrimp is firm and there is a crispy coating on the outside. It’s completely fine to taste test one…or two…after a couple of minutes.

add shrimp

Put the pan back on the heat. Add the lemon juice and chicken broth, garlic, and red pepper. Give it a stir and let it cook down for 1 minute. Put the shrimp back in the pan and let them soak up all of the flavors.

Shrimp soaking up the flavors

Plate them, and serve these sauteed shrimp up with alfredo sauce and noodles. YUM.

Sauteed shrimp, plated.

 

Review Overview

Cooking Difficulty
6
Prep-time
4
Deliciousness
10
6.7

Rating

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