- 450 grams of shrimp without a head but with shell
- 3 yellow corn cut in half
- 10 Cambray potatoes washed
- 6 sliced Italian sausages
- ¼ white onion
- 1 stick of unsalted butter
- 3 finely chopped garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons lemon pepper (available at the supermarket)
- 5 tablespoons cajun seasoning (available at the supermarket)
- 2 tablespoons of chili flakes
- 2 tablespoons of paprika
- 2 tablespoons of refined sugar
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
BOIL a pot of water, add onion slice, Cambray potatoes, sausages and two tablespoons of cajun seasoning; cook until potatoes are cooked.
Add shrimp, lemon juice, and corn.
COMBINE the rest of the cajun seasoning with paprika, lemon pepper and chili flakes.
MELT butter in a frying pan, add garlic and cook for one minute; add spice mixture and sugar.
ADD some of the shrimp’s cooking water to the spice sauce to lighten it up a bit.
REMOVE shrimps from water and add to sauce; mix until all is well incorporated.
PLACE sausages, potatoes, and corn on a serving platter, add shrimp with sauce, and mix.
SERVE this delicious Cajun shrimp dish with potatoes as a side dish for barbecues or as a main course.
When buying shrimp, it is very important to check if it is in good condition. Even if we find the shrimp on ice in the supermarket, this usually comes from a long road where, at any time you can break the ice chain.
There are several characteristics to determine if a raw shrimp (the one that comes in grayish color) is in good condition.
- Its color must be bluish-grey, if you find it green or brown do not buy it, it is already decaying.
- It must feel firm to the touch. Regardless of whether it remains in shell or not, the body must be firm, if you find it watery or easily crushed it is already in bad condition.
- If you buy it with your head, make sure your eyes are firm, dry and dark black.
- It is important that there is no liquid draining because, if it is on top of it, it will spoil the correct thing faster, it is on frozen ice.
- It must not give off a strong smell. Undoubtedly, for many, the smell of seafood is very unpleasant, but, there is a big difference between a fresh and a decomposed seafood smell. If you have too intense a smell you may not be in optimal condition