Cajun Shrimp Scampi

Dive into the vibrant flavors of the South with this delectable Cajun Shrimp Scampi recipe. It’s a fantastic fusion of Italian and Cajun cuisines, combining succulent shrimp with a creamy, spicy sauce that’s sure to awaken your taste buds.

Perfect for a cozy dinner or a special weekend meal, this dish is not only easy to prepare but also wonderfully indulgent. Whether you’re a seafood lover or just looking for something new to try, this recipe promises a delightful culinary adventure. So, let’s get cooking and bring some Cajun flair to your kitchen!

Cajun Shrimp Scampi

This Cajun Shrimp Scampi is best enjoyed fresh, ideally paired with a crisp white wine that complements the creamy, spicy flavors of the dish. Bon appétit!


  • 12 raw shrimps (or more, if you prefer a hearty serving)
  • 1 serving of linguine pasta
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Shredded parmesan cheese, for topping
  • 1/8 teaspoon basil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Flour, for thickening
  • Cajun seasoning, to taste
  • 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • Olive oil


  1. Prepare the Pasta: Start by cooking your linguine according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Cook the Shrimp: Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add butter and a drizzle of olive oil. Once hot, add the minced garlic and sauté for about 2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Season and Cook Shrimp: Add the shrimp to the pan. Generously season with Cajun seasoning and cook until the shrimp turn pink on one side. Then, flip them over and cook for another minute. Remove the shrimp from the pan, keeping the flavored oil and butter in the pan.
  4. Make the Sauce: To the same pan, add heavy cream, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Gradually whisk in some flour to thicken the sauce to your desired consistency.
  5. Combine: Reduce the heat to medium-low and return the shrimp to the pan. Toss well to coat the shrimp in the sauce.
  6. Serve: Plate the cooked linguine and top it with the creamy Cajun shrimp. Finish with a generous sprinkle of shredded parmesan cheese.
Cajun Shrimp Scampi

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