Shrimp cocktail

May 8, 2015  •  Category: ,

cajun shrimp

cajun shrimp

It has been getting warm in Beirut these days and the idea of a shrimp cocktail was appealing. I love, just love cajun food, and thought of combining shrimp cooked New Orleans-style with the garlicky labneh I had earlier. Why not? It turned out fine, the contrast of fiery shrimp with creamy mellow labneh is worth a try (instead of the usual tomato-based cocktail sauce). An easy one for a Mother’s Day brunch.

cajun shrimp

Shrimp cocktail

Joumana Accad Mediterranean, Middle Eastern May 8, 2015 Fish/Seafood, Mezze/Appetizers, Cajun, shrimp, appetizer, tagged,

4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Passive Time: 5 minutes


1/2 cup olive oil or other oil
1 bunch scallions, chopped or onions
1/4 cup cajun seasoning or a mix of paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tbsp garlic paste with salt
1 1/2 pound large shrimps peeled if preferred and deveined
1/4 cup mixed herbs, fresh or dried use if cajun seasoning are not available


1. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the scallions and pan-fry till wilted, about 2 minutes. Add the spices and stir for a few seconds. Add the shrimps and pan-fry flipping them once or twice till pink and cooked, about 4 minutes. Drain and serve with garlicky labneh on the side if desired.

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  1. Rosa says:

    Fresh and so enjoyable!



    • Joumana says:

      @Rosa: definitely!

      @Alicia (foodycat): That was my intention, thanks for approving ๐Ÿ™‚

      @Oui, Chef: I guess it feels like Summer in my neck of the woods already!

      @Susan: I like the idea of a contrast, thanks for approving Susan! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Alicia (foodycat) says:

    That is an excellent alternative prawn cocktail!

  3. Oui, Chef says:

    Love the idea of a creamy sauce instead of the traditional tomato-horseradish one, must try this over the summer.

  4. Susan says:

    What a great idea to combine spicy shrimp with the cool-flavored labneh, Joumana! Those are some beautiful shrimp!

  5. Devaki says:

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  6. rani says:

    is there any video tutorial to made the shrimp coctail?

  7. Teknik Telekomunikasi says:

    very good article, very useful for the information and the structure of the writing style, I will come back again for more information. I hope you post again soon.

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