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Texas Butter Recipe Cajun Grilled Shrimp
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Cajun Grilled Shrimp and Twisted Dirty Rice

Jumbo grill Gulf Coast shrimp turned out mighty fine and very simple to cook. If you can’t find head-on shrimp or gulf shrimp, it’s okay to use what’s available. Keep readingThe dirty rice is okay but not dirty rice per a Cajun's typical recipe. 
Course Main Course
Style American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 1828kcal
Author Shawn

Ingredients

Shrimp Nuts-n-Bolts

  • 1 pound shrimp (jumbo )
  • 3 tbsp Cottonmouth
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ tbsp cilantro
  • 1 tsp garlic ( clove super smashed with dash of salt.)

Dirty Rice Nuts-n-Bolts

  • 14 ounce rice
  • 28 ounce chicken broth
  • ¼ cup bell pepper (chopped )
  • 1 1/12 cup celery (chopped (3 stalks))
  • 1 cup onion (chopped medium )
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

Dirty Rice Construction 1st

  • In a medium heated saucepan spray some no stick spray (if needed) and drop in pork sausage.
  • Cook pretty hard to where you get dark brown crispy pieces. The more the better.
  • Drain pork and set aside.
  • Put the dirty saucepan back on heat, add a shot of oil, then the trinity (onion, bell pepper, celery).
  • Add salt while stirring trinity. Cook until onions turn translucent (non crunchy).
  • Add cooked pork, chicken broth, and rice in trinity. Mix it up.
  • Set heat to a simmer and cover for 10 minutes.
  • This is a good time to start shrimp.
  • Stoves vary in heat ranges. All four of my burners register different heat when set at same settings. Your simmer should be a week one to prevent bottom rice from burning. You might want to check and stir dirty rice at five minutes.
  • At 10 minutes check if rice is done and taste test for salt. Depending on weather conditions it can take my rice extra time to cook.
  • When ready set aside.

Shrimp To Plate

  • Peel shrimps body armor “rings” from head to tail leaving head and tail on at your preference.
  • Carefully cut line on back of shrimp to expose and remove crap line. Clean with cold water, carefully if you're keeping head and tails.
  • Cover shrimp with Cottonmouth leaving a pinch for plating.
  • Now these were done on a cast iron grill pan but I’d rather had them charcoaled.
  • Get your grill pan to medium high heat.
  • Spray no stick and lay in shrimp.
  • Cook shrimp for about 1 minute per side and pull.
  • Put butter, cilantro, garlic in bowl, and heat for about 30 seconds.
  • I took a cereal bowl and filled it with dirty rice.
  • Placed dinner plate on top of bowl upside down.
  • Flipped the two together so plate is now upright and bowl is upside down.
  • Removed bowl leaving perfectly shaped mountain of rice on plate.
  • You can also just spoon some rice on plate.
  • Lay shrimp all around rice mountain.
  • Pour melted butter concoction over shrimps.
  • Dash remaining Cottonmouth over plate.
  • Pour yourself some Boones Farm and get after it!

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➕ Nutrition
Nutrition Facts
Cajun Grilled Shrimp and Twisted Dirty Rice
Amount Per Serving (355 g)
Calories 1828 Calories from Fat 693
% Daily Value*
Fat 77g118%
Saturated Fat 28g175%
Cholesterol 765mg255%
Sodium 7157mg311%
Potassium 1680mg48%
Carbohydrates 174g58%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 98g196%
Vitamin A 2200IU44%
Vitamin C 70.5mg85%
Calcium 482mg48%
Iron 10.7mg59%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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