Speedy Cajun Shrimp

Speedy Cajun Shrimp

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 322.4
  • Total Fat: 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 165.8 mg
  • Sodium: 340.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 46.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.1 g
  • Protein: 27.9 g

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Travel to Louisiana with just one bite of this spicy dish! Travel to Louisiana with just one bite of this spicy dish!
Number of Servings: 4


    1 cup frozen peppers and onions*
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1/2 teaspoon paprika
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    1 can (14.5 ounces) no salt added diced tomatoes
    1 can (14.5 ounces) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    1 bunch kale, leaves only, chopped (about 6 cups)
    12 ounces cooked shrimp (about 16 large shrimp)
    2 cups prepared brown rice

    * We used a frozen veggie blend to save time. You can use equal parts fresh veggies if you prefer.


Swap in turkey sausage for the shrimp if you prefer. Vegetarian option: stir in one can of drained and rinsed red beans.


Place a large skillet over medium-high heat, then coat with cooking spray. Add the peppers, onions, and spices, and cook for five minutes, until the vegetables have started to brown.
Add the tomatoes and beans, stir to combine, and cook until the tomatoes start to simmer, about two minutes.
Add the rice, kale, and shrimp, cooking until the kale is wilted and the shrimp is just heated through, about three minutes.
Serve immediately, with hot sauce and green onions if desired (not included in nutrition info).

Portion size: 1 cup rice and vegetables with 4 large shrimp per portion

Photos by Whitmeyer Photography

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  • vg - 2/11/14

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  • This is great since I've given up beef and pork, I am getting sick of chicken. Thanks for posting - 2/12/13

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  • Glad I found this just at the beginning of Lent - I'm putting it on our menu plan for meatless Fridays. I'll probably saute fresh peppers and onions and the addition of the kale make it seem very unusual - 2/12/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a great "Quick" meal. I usually make a similar recipe from scratch, but this is wonderful when in a hurry. - 2/3/13

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    sounds good but I don't like Kale so I will have to leave that out when I try it - 2/3/13

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