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Cajun Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Elevate Your Classic Scampi with Cajun Flavors: A Valentine’s Day Recipe

Scampi is a classic and much-loved dish. Fat, juicy shrimp sautéed in a rich and flavorful sauce of butter, garlic, lemon, white wine, and topped with parsley and parmesan. But why not shake things up this Valentine’s Day with a twist on the classic scampi recipe? Introducing Cajun Shrimp Scampi.

This dish is perfect for a romantic dinner at home. It’s a great way to save money and impress your special someone, without slaving in the kitchen. This Cajun twist on scampi adds even more flavor and creaminess to the dish, and is sure to become a new favorite.

What is Cajun Scampi?

Classic scampi is a popular dish in Italian and seafood restaurants. The shrimp is coated or swimming in a decadent sauce of butter, garlic, lemon, white wine, and parsley. Cajun Scampi takes the classic dish to the next level by adding Cajun seasoning and a touch of cream. The result is a dish with even more depth of flavor and a luscious creaminess.


  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning (see note 1)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese for garnishing


  1. Heat olive oil and 3 Tbsp butter in sauce pan over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic, sauté 30-60 seconds.
  3. Add white wine, reduce 2-3 minutes.
  4. Stir in shrimp and Cajun seasoning. Cook 3-5 minutes, depending on size of shrimp. The shrimp should be almost fully cooked.
  5. Add remaining butter, lemon juice and cream. Stir and cook an additional minute.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste, as well as parsley.
  7. Serve hot over pasta or zoodles.


  1. Be aware of the sodium content of your Cajun seasoning. If you are using store bought, this can vary dramatically, so additional salt may or may not be necessary.

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?