SHRIMP… itty-bitty, small, medium, large, or jumbo… boiled, fried, butterflied, or sautéed… always a treat!
When I’m trying to lose weight, I am careful to cook the food that I can have in the most delicious way I can think up. This version of sautéed shrimp did not disappoint. Being that this is another “use what you have” meal, I did not use a recipe.
At any one time, my freezer may contain a number of different types of seafood. I would say that the majority of Cajun households can say the same. What a blessing it is to live in South Louisiana where seafood is plentiful!
Before I get started, I want to mention that I jotted a few things down about my weight-loss method and some general rules I follow. In the next few months or longer, I will be writing about eating to lose weight and what works for me. If anyone is interested, here are a couple of links to what I have written. (Losing Weight, It’s Only Food)
So, I had a couple of packs of shrimp in my freezer that I thawed, peeled, and deveined. I don’t always devein the shrimp unless they are large like these. I seasoned the clean shrimp with salt, black pepper, and Cajun seasoning. Make sure the shrimp stay cold throughout preparation.
Using my 10-inch cast iron skillet, I turn the fire to medium/low and melt the butter. Then, add chopped onions and pressed garlic to the butter and stir. After a few minutes, I spoon in the shrimp and turn the fire to medium. Stir well, making sure the butter is covering the shrimp.
Sauté means to cook with a little butter and the picture on the right appears to be more than “a little.” The shrimp have their own juice; the seasoning pulls the moisture from them.
Let the shrimp cook on medium for 10-15 minutes. After approximately 15 minutes, I added some dried green onion flakes and let it cook for another five minutes.
Doesn’t that look good? Just looking at the pictures makes me want some!
For those people who are not trying to lose weight (hubby), I made some pasta. Either way, what a treat! Nomenom!!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED: (what I used)
- 2 lbs peeled, deveined Shrimp
- Salt, Black Pepper, and Cajun Seasoning (to taste)
- 1 stick Butter (add more for more sauce)
- 1 medium chopped Onion
- 3 toes pressed Garlic
- dried Green Onion Flakes