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Cajun Spiced Shrimp with Citrus-Cucumber Salsa Recipe-turquoise plate-wood-white plate | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

Cajun Shrimp with Citrus Cucumber Salsa

Valentina K. Wein
Spicy and refreshing all at once, this beautiful Cajun Shrimp Recipe with Citrus Cucumber Salsa is a show-stopping first course for your next dinner party!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 28 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Cajun, American
Servings 4
Calories 139 kcal


For the salsa

  • ½ cup oranges, finely chopped (see instruction no. 1)
  • ¼ cup white onion, super finely chopped
  • ¼ cup cucumber, super finely chopped (use portions without seeds only)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon red or green jalapeño pepper, super finely chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the shrimp


  • Peel the oranges as if you're going to cut them into supremes. (Here's how.) Then cut them into very thin slices and cut those into a super fine dice, and add them to a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  • Now add the onion, cucumber and jalapeño pepper.
  • Mix to blend and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix all of the spices and the salt together. Once they're blended evenly, pour the mixture on a large plate. Gently shake the plate to evenly spread the spices out.
  • Gently press each shrimp into the spice mixture, coating both sides evenly.
  • Place them on a clean plate as you go.
  • Coat the bottom of a large sauté pan with the oil. Once the pan is very hot, add the shrimp, with ample space between them. Sauté the shrimp just until they're cooked through, about a minute per side.
  • Arrange about 5 shrimp per serving plate, and then spoon the salsa over and around them.
  • Serve!
Keywords best shrimp recipes, summer dinner party
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