Blackened Cajun Shrimp

Blackened Cajun Shrimp


6 Jumbo king prawns, heads removed, shells peeled, except the last segment (ensuring the tail stays on as ‘natural handles), and deveined

2 Tbsp groundnut oil

2Tsp Cajun Seasoning

1 Large clove of garlic finely chopped

Salt & pepper to season

1 Tbsp finely chopped Coriander

1 Knob of butter

½ Juice of lemon

Extra lemon wedges to garnish


1) Toss the shrimp in a bowl, adding 1 tbsp oil, Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper. Ensure the shrimp are evenly coated.

2) Heat the rest of the oil in a non-stick frying pan over a high heat.

3) Place the shrimp in the pan, turn heat down to medium and add the garlic.

4) Cook on both sides for approximately 4 – 5 minutes each. Lightly blacken the shrimp but pay attention not to burn them, as they cook quickly; when the shrimp curl, they are done.

5) To finish sauté the prawns very briefly with the juice of ½ a lemon followed by a knob of butter and sprinkle with coriander

6) Serve with lots of crusty bread and ice-cold beer or chilled white wine.

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