Cajun Shrimp Scamp

Certainly! Here’s a recipe for Cajun Shrimp Scampi:

Cajun Shrimp Scampi


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 oz linguine or spaghetti
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for garnish


  1. Cook the Pasta:
    • Cook the linguine or spaghetti according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Prepare the Shrimp:
    • Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels. Season the shrimp with Cajun seasoning, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Cook the Shrimp:
    • In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until they turn pink and opaque. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  4. Make the Sauce:
    • In the same skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and butter. Add minced garlic and red pepper flakes. Sauté for about 1 minute until the garlic is fragrant but not browned.
  5. Combine Shrimp and Pasta:
    • Add the cooked pasta to the skillet with the garlic mixture. Toss to coat the pasta in the flavors.
  6. Add Shrimp and Seasonings:
    • Add the cooked shrimp back to the skillet with the pasta. Toss together gently.
  7. Finish and Serve:
    • Drizzle lemon juice over the shrimp and pasta. Add chopped parsley and toss to combine.
    • Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  8. Garnish and Serve:
    • Serve the Cajun Shrimp Scampi in individual plates or bowls. Optionally, garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and additional parsley before serving.


This recipe serves approximately 4.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 420
  • Total Fat: 19g
    • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 230mg
  • Sodium: 610mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 31g
    • Dietary Fiber: 2g
    • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 31g

Enjoy this flavorful and spicy Cajun Shrimp Scampi, a delicious dish that’s perfect for a quick and satisfying meal!

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