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Gin Marinated Cajun Shrimp

This recipe is so good and so spicy: Gin marinated shrimp! Seafood and gin are an excellent combination you will get addicted to after trying this recipe. If you want to, make more of the spice mix, so you have your own personal cajun spice to use whenever you want the spicy, exotic taste.

AuthorKatharina TompertCategoryDifficultyBeginner
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time30 minsCook Time6 minsTotal Time36 mins
 500 g shrimp
 2 tbsp gin
 1 yellow bellpepper
 ½ lime, juiced
 2 tbsp olive oil
 1 tbsp garlic powder
 2 tbsp smoked paprika
 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
 1 tsp dried oregano
 1 tsp dried thyme
 1 tsp Italian seasoning
 1 tsp salt
 1 tbsp black pepper
1

First, put all the spices together and mix them in a bowl.

2

Now, slice up your yellow bell pepper.

3

Marinate your shrimps and bell pepper with the mixed spices, the gin and lime juice. Use about 1-2 tablespoons of the spice mix, or as much as you prefer. You can add some olive oil to the marinade if you want to.

I used Dresdner Gin from the brand Augustus Rex. It is a strong spirit, so you can taste it, even when the shrimp are cooked and the gin's citrus and herb notes fit in perfectly with the popular seafood.

4

Put the rest of the spice mix in an airtight container and use it whenever you cook something that should have the typical Cajun taste.

5

After refrigerating the marinated shrimps for 20 minutes, put some olive oil in a skillet and heat it up. Cook the shrimps and the bell pepper for around six minutes. Done! I served the shrimps with a freshly baked bread and some lime.

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Ingredients

 500 g shrimp
 2 tbsp gin
 1 yellow bellpepper
 ½ lime, juiced
 2 tbsp olive oil
 1 tbsp garlic powder
 2 tbsp smoked paprika
 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
 1 tsp dried oregano
 1 tsp dried thyme
 1 tsp Italian seasoning
 1 tsp salt
 1 tbsp black pepper

Directions

1

First, put all the spices together and mix them in a bowl.

2

Now, slice up your yellow bell pepper.

3

Marinate your shrimps and bell pepper with the mixed spices, the gin and lime juice. Use about 1-2 tablespoons of the spice mix, or as much as you prefer. You can add some olive oil to the marinade if you want to.

I used Dresdner Gin from the brand Augustus Rex. It is a strong spirit, so you can taste it, even when the shrimp are cooked and the gin's citrus and herb notes fit in perfectly with the popular seafood.

4

Put the rest of the spice mix in an airtight container and use it whenever you cook something that should have the typical Cajun taste.

5

After refrigerating the marinated shrimps for 20 minutes, put some olive oil in a skillet and heat it up. Cook the shrimps and the bell pepper for around six minutes. Done! I served the shrimps with a freshly baked bread and some lime.

Gin Marinated Cajun Shrimp

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