Crispy Cajun Fried Shrimp

Crispy Cajun Fried Shrimp- This shrimp is moist, juicy and crunchy.

Do you love seafood??? I know I do. Crabs, Salmon, Shrimp you name it, I will indulge.  Please don’t judge me.  As a kid, I remember during the summertime at my grandmother’s house having fish fries.  Man…let me tell you, I was in heaven when I received my plate.

My mother didn’t fry much so it was a treat to me when I did receive the blessing. As a result, I believe I have a fried food weakness. If you say fried anything, I want a piece. That brings me to this JUICY, MOIST, and CRUNCHY Cajun Fried Shrimp!

When my family and I had these succulent sensational shrimp for dinner, they barely could make it out of the grease, let alone to the plate.  They didn’t stand a chance.  When we finally sat down to eat they were always almost gone.  Those were the good ole times.

Crispy Cajun Fried Shrimp- This shrimp is moist, juicy and crunchy.

If you enjoy shrimp and fried foods, make this on a Saturday night with some sweet potato fries, and you will not regret it!

Crispy Cajun Fried Shrimp- This shrimp is moist, juicy and crunchy.

Let me know your experience if you decide to make them this weekend.  Enjoy!

Crispy Cajun Fried Shrimp- This shrimp is moist, juicy and crunchy.

Crispy Cajun Fried Shrimp
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Serves: 4-6
  • 1 lbs. shrimp, peeled, tail on or off
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • vegatable oil, about 2 cups
  1. Heat vegatable oil.
  2. Pat shrimp dry with paper towel.
  3. Season with cajun seasoning
  4. Dip in flour, dip in egg, then n panko breadcrumbs.
  5. Fry until golden brown.
Sprinkle a pinch of flour in oil. If it sizzles the oil is ready.


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5 Ingredient Quick Salsa


salsaDown, set, hike!!!  Want a delicious appetizer in 5 minutes or less??  See below and then run a slant route to the kitchen to grab your 5 ingredients to begin. Nope, your eyes are not playing tricks on you, 5 ingredients + 5 minutes = FOOD!  :)  Being that football season is here I can’t help but to think of tasty appetizers. I never really was an appetizer fan until my husband and sister-in-law opened my eyes. Whenever we go out to eat, they must get an appetizer!!!


So now that football season is here, I have and excuse to sit in front of the TV and eat appetizers all day right?  Yes…no…maybe?  What I didn’t mention is that you can throw it into the blender and voila!  A wonderful salsa within seconds.   Go ahead, give it a try, and provide me some feedback on your experience.


Also, in the comments section below, let me know what your favorite appetizer is and if you have a favorite football team.  Tis the season for some FOOTBALL!!!  GO SAINTS!!!

5 Ingredient Quick Salsa
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This 5 ingredient quick salsa is made in the blender in seconds.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 2-3 cups
  • 4 roma tomatoes
  • ½ of a medium onion
  • 1 jalapeno
  • ½ cup off cilantro
  • juice of one lime
  • salt, to taste
  1. Put all the ingredients in the blender and gently pulse until you reach your desired consistency.


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Turkey Pesto Sandwich Melts

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turkey pesto sandwich

Who knows what a Turkey Pesto Sandwich Melt is? For those of you who don’t know, it’s honestly just a fancy grilled cheese sandwich.  Who doesn’t love an evenly cooked grilled cheese sandwich???  As a kid growing up, that was my favorite dish that could be cooked in no time.  After coming home from a long day at school, my mom would bless me with at least two.  Yes, I know, I sound like a fat girl, but that’s okay!  :-)

In this post, I wanted to recreate one of my childhood favorites into a full meal with some protein a.k.a MEAT!  I decided to add turkey and a few extras and voila!  A cheesy gooey Turkey Pesto Sandwich Melt!  I think it’s a winner because my husband devoured the whole thing before I could say lunch was ready.  LOL!  Gotta love the boo.

Try out these “modern” grilled cheese sandwiches and let me know what you think.



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Turkey Pesto Sandwich Melts
Serves: 4
  • 1 box of butter texas toast, thawed
  • 2 tbsp basil pesto per sandwich
  • 4 slices of mozzarella cheese
  • 2 slices of turkey per sandwich
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. With a knife evenly spread 1 tablespoon of pesto on both sides of each piece of texas toast.
  2. Place one slice, butter side down, on a griddle or skillet over medium-high heat. Place half of the cheese slice on the each side of bread. Place the turkey on top of the cheese. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper, top with the remaining slice of cheese, and then place the other slice of texas toast butter side up on top of the cheese.
  3. Grill the sandwich for 2 minutes. Using a spatula, flip the sandwich over and grill for 3 additional minutes until golden. Serve warm.


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Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

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stuffed peppersTurkey and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers.  Let me  start by just telling you this is an amazing American comfort food.  Do not let this dish intimidate you.  It has very minimal  ingredients and is simple to make.  Many people think this is complexity at its finest.  Don’t fall victim,  LOL!

This dish is very healthy but at the same time, filling and flavorful.  Your family is going to love you for making this.  Go ahead, check your pantry and see what ingredients you don’t already have so your trip to the grocery store will be a quick in and out.

Let me  know what your  family thought  in the comments  below.

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Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
These stuffed peppers are filled with a delicious hearty filling.
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Comfort Food
Serves: 4-6
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • 4 large bell peppers ( I used 2 red and 2 yellow)
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 onion, diced
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
  • ½ cup shredded Italian cheese plus 1-2 tablespoons per pepper for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Cook quinoa according to package instructions and set aside.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a bowl that can fit the peppers.
  3. Cut the peppers in half and remove the seeds.
  4. Put peppers in boiling water for about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove peppers and set in a greased 13x9 baking dish.
  6. For the filling, in a medium-sized pan over medium heat. Add a tablespoon of oil. Add ground turkey making sure break it up in small pieces with a spatula, about 7 minutes. Add onions and cooked until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in seasonings, then turn off high and add quinoa, tomato sauce, and ½ cup Italian cheese.
  7. For assembly, put filling in peppers and top with 1-2 tablespoons of Italian cheese.
  8. Bake for about 30 minutes.


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Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Sauce

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shrimp tacoIt’s shrimp taco night y’all!!!  Tacos are a saving grace! They are easy, quick, and satisfying. What more can you ask for when you want to get a meal on the table for your family with little time to spare?

There are several ways to make tacos, but when you have a hungry and impatient family,  you have to be ready roll!  During one of our busy weeks, I decided to make the quick dish,  “Shrimp Tacos“. Boy oh boy, I’m sure glad I did. Our oldest child had basketball practice and I needed to run a few errands.  Being that I was able to cook up this favorable dish it saved us money and some valuable minutes on the clock.  It was healthy and jammed packed with flavors that would make your mouth water.

If you feel like having the best of both worlds, try this quick dish and let me know what you think.

Try out these Shrimp Tacos and let me know what you think.

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Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Sauce
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Serves: 8
  • For the Shrimp:
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ T sriracha
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 lbs frozen jumbo shrimp, thawed and shelled
  • For the Slaw
  • 1 bag of coleslaw
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • a pinch of salt, to taste
  • a pinch of pepper, to taste
  • For avocado sauce
  • 1 5.3 oz plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ avocado, mashed
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • a pinch of salt, to taste
  • a pinch of pepper, to taste
  • tortillas for serving
  • Avocado cream sauce for topping
  1. For the shrimp: Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium heat. Heat a small saucepan on medium heat add the honey, garlic, and sriracha, about 5 minutes. Mix water and cornstarch then add to saucepan. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until sauce thickens. Add shrimp to pan and cook for about 1 minute on each side until pink. Place shrimp in a bowl and coat with sauce.
  2. For the Slaw: Place slaw in a bowl. Drizzle with lime juice. Stir then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. For Avocado Sauce: Mix all ingredients until well blended.
  4. For the tacos: Warm the tortillas in the microwave for about 5-10 seconds Place slaw, about 4-5 shrimp, then drizzle with avocado sauce.

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