Joanna Gaines recipe or Cajun Shrimp is one that will fill the house with wonderful aroma and also become a family favorite in a hot second. The recipe is super easy and makes for a quick and easy dinner that can be whipped up in an instant. I just have a few notes though, I’ll share them below.
My honest review of this Cajun Shrimp recipe is that it is super easy, and a fantastic way to get the flavors of a classic shrimp boil across in a sheet pan dinner. And that is exactly what a sheet pan dinner should be. Quick and to the point while packed with great flavor!
I love how you use one bowl to continually season each ingredient while adding it to the pan at different intervals to layer in the flavor and get each element cooked to perfection.
The only issue I have is that the recipe that is written doesn’t match the photo in the book. The photo includes sausage and the recipe does not. I thought at first I was crazy and I misread the recipe and missed it somewhere, but nope, no call for sausage and no notes on the recipe either.
I guess what I am most sad about is that I want to know what sausage Joanna would have recommended to serve it with and now I don’t know if we will ever know. Unless she somehow get’s her hands on this review!? I would guess an Andouille or similar, I found this great chicken cordon bleu sausage at a fancy gas station that I used and it was great!
Ok, now that I have cleared up my feelings about the missing ingredient I can tell you how much my family and I LOVED this recipe. It has been requested many more times since the first time I made it and I see it becoming one of those “special meals” for us. That is one that gets asked for at birthdays and summer holidays and what not!
It is packed with flavor and all the juices that run off and combine with the butter at the end are just begging to have a loaf of crust bread dipped in them!
Add Sausage! I think it needs it just to bulk up the dish and make it a FULL MEAL.
I would also say you want a nice loaf of crusty bread to serve next to it. Why waste all the juices and that butter, plus that will round the meal out well too!
Overall, meet your new family classic that will be enjoyed time after time!
Until next time, Happy Cooking!
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MY FAVORITE KITCHEN TOOLS!
Here are a few links to some of my favorite kitchen tools! You get a car, YOu get a car, YOU ALL GET A CAR…in my best Oprah voice
These Rösle Silicone Tongs are a little pricey but they will last you the rest of your life and are the softest in your hand. This is important for someone like m that cooks so much. It reduces strain, I have 4 sets in my kitchen!
These are my FAVE Nordic Ware Sheet Pans, every kitchen should have at least 2 sets of these! I think I have at least 4 of each of these.
This is my favorite pressure cooker, the Fagor is the same concept as the “Instant Pot” but easier to use in my opinion, if you don’t have one you NEED one, it will be your best friend in the kitchen!
A sharp knife is the most important tool in the kitchen, these Japanese steel “Shun” knives are my favorite! And this is a great starter set to build on. Once you try them you will be in love so use this as a foundation you can build on for years to come.
This Scanpan 11″ skillet is just the right size for almost anything you will need to cook and my best friend and a real workhorse in my kitchen, it’s also a great deal at $99. Scanpan is the best in the world for healthy cooking. It is coated with a proprietary ceramic-titanium coating that is durable while allowing you to use fewer fats and oils when cooking. It is a coating only they use. I could talk all day about my love for these pans, message me if you want more info. Here are some other sizes that are available if you are looking to outfit your kitchen with some new goodies. 8″ & 10″ Skillet set or 8″ Skillet, I still need this one for my kitchen Also, I don’t really know how to cook small so the 12.5″ is my other fave!
This giant vat of olive oil is my favorite, I decant it into a smaller bottle for my counter. Or put this spigot on top of a wine bottle!
My favorite baking dish that is so easy to clean even burnt on cheese slides right off!
This Tovolo jar scraper has to be my single favorite kitchen tool, it is definitely the most used tool in my kitchen. If you are NOT a gadget person, this is the only necessity I say is a MUST beyond the wooden spoon.
A great wood spoon is essential, this Olive Wood one is my favorite, I have more than I can count. But can you really ever have too many?
A food scale can be a very important tool in your kitchen, this one is the one I use every day!
If you love Joanna Gaines as much as I do then the ‘Magnolia Table Cookbook’ is a must in your kitchen, get a copy HERE!