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Cajun Shrimp with Potatoes

 Cajun Shrimp with Potatoes
"This is a quick-and-easy version of a seafood-stuffed baked potato," explains Angelique Schultz from her home in Denham Springs, Louisiana. "Not only does this recipe reduce prep time, it cuts down on cleanup, too. I buy cooked crumbled bacon to speed it along even more."
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon


  • In a 2-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine onion and oil. Cover and
  • microwave on high for 1-3 minutes. Stir in green onions and celery;
  • cover and cook 1-2 minutes longer. Add the potatoes, salt, Cajun
  • seasoning and pepper.
  • Cover and cook for 7-9 minutes or until potatoes are nearly tender.
  • Stir in shrimp and bacon. Cover and cook on high for 3-1/2 minutes
  • or until shrimp is pink and potatoes are tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 367 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 173 mg cholesterol, 1,353 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 25 g protein.

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Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.