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Spicy Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

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This Spicy Shrimp and Andouille Sausage is a big winner! Serve up this simple and flavorful dish at your upcoming derby party or any day for that matter. Yum!

This Spicy Shrimp and Andouille Sausage is a big winner! Serve up this simple and flavorful dish at your upcoming derby party or any day for that matter. Yum!

Well, now that it’s almost May, I think that spring has finally arrived! What a crazy year of weather! I’m sooooooo looking forward to a nice long stretch of sunnier and warmer days.

Looking ahead at the calendar, I noticed that May 5th is not only Cinco De Mayo but also Derby Day. I thought it would be fun to throw some Derby Day recipes into the mix.

Will you be watching the races? Having a Derby party? What type of southern delights will be on your menu? I thought I would do my own spin on a southern staple, Shrimp and Grits (aka Polenta)

Spicy Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

If you’re not a fan of grits, this shrimp recipe is super tasty on it’s own. Or you can serve it over rice, pasta or creamy mashed potatoes as well. This recipe is really simple to make and would be great for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

To make this Derby Day Spicy Shrimp and Andouille Sausage:

First, saute’ some garlic, shallots and peppers in a bit of olive oil.

Onion, garlic and peppers in a pan

Then added the sausage to the pan. Saute’ for a few minutes to get a bit of color on the sausage and vegetables. Then toss in the cherry tomatoes.

sausage, peppers and onions cooking in a pan

Saute’ a few minutes more, then move all of the ingredients to the outer edge of the pan, creating an empty space in the center. Toss the shrimp into the center of the pan and cook quickly on both sides, until almost done.

Spicy Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

Add the white wine and reduce a bit, then add cream and Creole Seafood Seasoning or cajun seasoning and cook a few minutes more. You may need to move the ingredients to the outer edge of the pan to help the sauce reduce and thicken. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper and a squeeze of some fresh lemon juice.

Garnish with scallions and serve over creamy grits, rice or whatever you like. Enjoy!

Spicy Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

Don’t forget the Cornbread or some of the yummy Little Gruyere and Scallion Biscuits.

More southern inspired recipes:

Wine/Drink Suggestions:

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Riesling
  • Pinotage
  • Zinfandel
  • Primitivo
  • Gamay
  • Sweet Tea (Of course!)
  • Mint Julep
  • Spiked Arnold Palmer

Spicy Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

This Spicy Shrimp and Andouille Sausage is a big winner! Serve up this simple and flavorful dish at your upcoming derby party or any day for that matter. Yum!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, cajun, Southern
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: peppers, sausage, shrimp
Servings: 4
Calories: 181kcal
Author: angela@mealstreetkitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup shallot sliced
  • 1 cup red peppers julienne
  • 2 links andouille sausage cut in half lengthwise and then slice
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 pound large raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine like sauvignon blanc
  • 1 teaspoon cajun seafood seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 squeeze fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  • In a large saute’ pan or skillet heat the olive oil and saute’ the garlic, shallots and peppers until aromatic. Add sausage and saute’ a few minutes to brown. Add the tomatoes and saute for a minute or two. Move all of the ingredients to the outer rim of the pan, making space in the center to cook the shrimp. Cook shrimp on both sides until just pink but not quite done in the center. Add wine and reduce. Add cream and cajun seasoning. Reduce until sauce thickens a bit.  Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper to taste and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Stir to combine. Garnish with sliced scallions.

Nutrition

Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 656mg | Potassium: 382mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1855IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg
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4 Comments

  • cookwithreena
    April 18, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Tempting!!!

    Reply
    • angela@mealstreetkitchen
      April 18, 2018 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you Reena

      Reply
  • Liz
    April 20, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    This looks super tasty and easy to make. I love bell peppers and cherry tomatoes. so good!

    Reply
    • angela@mealstreetkitchen
      April 20, 2018 at 12:25 pm

      Thank you Liz, it was really yummy!

      Reply

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