I have been a fan of Bucket Shrimps’ Cajun Boiled Shrimps. Me and my husband have been eating there frequently and we usually order 1 bucket of shrimps and 2 buckets of rice! Since I loved it so much, I tried making cajun boiled shrimps at home and I searched for cajun powder in the supermarket. Good thing I found McCormick Cajun powder in Rustans and in Ayala. When I tried it, it almost smells the same as the one used in Bucket Shrimps. So far this is the only cajun powder brand I found here in Cebu. 🙁
Hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as I did. And I find it better eating these at home as I tend to get messy eating with shrimps. And I can eat as many cups of rice I want without thinking about the bill! 🙂
- 1/2 kilo medium – large shrimps
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small onion, minced
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 1 small can evaporated milk or 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup cajun powder (Here in Cebu I found one, I use McCormick’s cajun powder)
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 3 pcs siling labuyo, chopped
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce or you can use plain soy sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 corn on the cob, boiled and cut into halves
- Melt butter in a pot.
- Saute garlic and onions.
- Add the cajun powder, paprika and brown sugar. Then pour in the milk and stir well.
- Once the cajun sauce is ready, add the shrimps into the pot.
- Toss and mix the shrimps with the cajun sauce very well. Then season with salt and pepper.
- Simmer for 5 minutes.
- Once all of the shrimps turns to orange, add the boiled corn into the pot and simmer for another 5 minutes. Allow the sauce to absorb in the shrimps and corn but do not overcook.
- Serve hot. 🙂
Sucking shrimp heads has never been these delicious!