Cajun-Style Boiled Shrimp


This iconic New Orleans dish is not only savory and delicious, but a healthy, under-30-minute staple for busy weekdays and last-minute entertaining. Tender shrimp simmers in lemon and garlic, with Cajun spices adding notes of paprika, pepper, onion, thyme and cayenne. Bring to a boil and voilà, dinner is served!


Raw Easy-Peel Shrimp

Raw Easy-Peel Shrimp

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  • 1 lb bag Aqua Star Raw Quick Peel Shrimp, thawed
  • 1/4 cup Cajun spice blend
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, whole
  • 2 lemons (juice only)
  • 1 tbsp Tabasco
  • ice and cold water

To make


In large pot, add all ingredients except shrimp, and bring to boil. Add shrimp to pot and bring back to boil for 1-2 minutes. With slotted spoon, remove shrimp and immerse in ice water for 6-8 minutes to prevent further cooking. When cooled, drain water, pat shrimp dry with paper towel, peel and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

Serve with corn on the cob or with creamy grits.