May 8, 2015 • Category: Fish/Seafood, Mezze/Appetizers
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.
Shrimp cocktailJoumana Accad Mediterranean, Middle Eastern May 8, 2015 Fish/Seafood, Mezze/Appetizers, Cajun, shrimp, appetizer, tagged,
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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7 Comments • Comments Feed
Fresh and so enjoyable!
On May 8, 2015 at 6:42 am
@Alicia (foodycat): That was my intention, thanks for approving 🙂
@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! 🙂
On May 12, 2015 at 5:41 am
Alicia (foodycat) says:
That is an excellent alternative prawn cocktail!
On May 9, 2015 at 11:16 am
Oui, Chef says:
Love the idea of a creamy sauce instead of the traditional tomato-horseradish one, must try this over the summer.
On May 9, 2015 at 1:05 pm
What a great idea to combine spicy shrimp with the cool-flavored labneh, Joumana! Those are some beautiful shrimp!
On May 9, 2015 at 10:16 pm
This is a wonderful idea for a prawn cocktail and labneh with is perfect! Congratulations on the new website. I think of you and think that we are the group of veteran bloggers still at it. I’m always happy to visit you and when you visit too.
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On May 19, 2015 at 1:25 am
is there any video tutorial to made the shrimp coctail?
On June 6, 2018 at 4:20 am