Buttery, spicy, lemony, luscious Cajun shrimp and sausage in less than 20 minutes! This makes an easy keto one-pan skillet dinner and is a great family-friendly dish.
WHY SHOULD YOU TRY THIS DELICIOUS SHRIMP AND SAUSAGE RECIPE?
Low Carb. One carb per serving.
High Protein. An incredible 20 grams of protein per serving.
Fast. Ready to eat in less than 30 minutes.
Easy. Just find a skillet, pour and cook.
WHY I LOVE CAJUN SHRIMP AND SAUSAGE
I love Cajun food for a lot of reasons, but the three main reasons I love it are:
The food is spicy, which is a huge plus for me
It is very protein rich
A lot of Cajun cuisine is CRAZY easy to make
However, Cajun food also tends to use a lot of rice, pasta and beans, which is a huge no-go for those of use living a low carb lifestyle. The good news is that it tends to be so protein rich that you can just omit the carby ingredients all together and still have a complete and keto friendly meal.
So when I got a craving for some Cajun Shrimp and Sausage, all I really needed to do to make it keto friendly was to leave out the pasta, and voila! I had a complete meal that wasn’t going to ruin my carb intake for the next week.
IS SHRIMP AND SAUSAGE FAMILY FRIENDLY?
So some of your family may not be so keen on omitting all of the carbs, namely and kiddos you might be feeding. But no worries, all you have to do is cook the carby ingredients separately and serve the family the Cajun Shrimp and Sausage on top of pasta, rice, etc.
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- Vegetable oil for coating
- 1 stick 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 lb shrimp sauteed and peeled
- 8 ounces grated Cheddar plus more for sprinkling
- 1/4 cup green onion diced
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cover a baking sheet with aluminium foil .
Coat each sausage with oil , place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 1 hour.
Remove the suasage from the oven and slice the highest third off of every suasage.
Gently scoop out the suasage and place during a large bowl.
Place the butter within the bowl. employing a mixer on high, mix together, then add the soured cream and green onions and salt and pepper to taste.
Reserve six whole shrimp and chop the remaining shrimp into large pieces. Fold within the chopped shrimp and cheese into the mixture.
Gently stuff the mixture back to the potato shells, ensuring to not break them. Pile the mixture as high as you’ll on top of the suasage shells.
Top each suasage with an entire shrimp and sprinkle each suasage with more cheese our avocado
Bake within the oven until browned on top, 20 to 25 minutes.