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Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Recipe

Prepared in just minutes, our Cajun shrimp and sausage recipe makes a quick and wholesome meal for weeknight dinners and weekend gatherings.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cajun shrimp and sausage, cajun shrimp and sausage recipe, how to make cajun shrimp and sausage, shrimp and sausage
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 505kcal
Author: Luna Regina

Ingredients

  • 4 oz smoked sausage sliced
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter divided
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 11 oz peeled and deveined shrimp equal to 22 oz raw shrimp
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 oz red bell pepper cubed
  • 4 oz yellow bell pepper cubed
  • 6 oz zucchini cubed
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 3 cups cooked medium-grain rice

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add 4 oz smoked sausage over medium heat. Stir and cook for 2 minutes.
    Step 1: Cook the smoked sausage.
  • Increase the heat to medium, add 1 tbsp unsalted butter and 1 tbsp garlic to the skillet. Stir for 30 seconds.
    Step 2: Add the butter and garlic.
  • Add 11 oz shrimp, 1 tsp thyme, 1/4 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp black pepper, and 1 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning to the skillet. Cook the shrimp until browned, stirring often, until opaque and cooked through, about 2 minutes.
    Step 3: Add the shrimp and seasonings.
  • Stir in 2 oz red bell pepper, 4 oz yellow bell pepper, 6 oz zucchini, 2 tbsp unsalted butter and cook for an extra 4 minutes.
    Step 4: Stir in the vegetables.
  • Take off the heat. Garnish with 2 tbsp chopped parsley.
    step 5: Take off the heat. Garnish with chopped parsley.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice.
    Step 6: Serve the dish over hot rice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 505kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 291mg | Sodium: 552mg | Potassium: 832mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1076IU | Vitamin C: 82mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 4mg