Cajun Shrimp and Corn Bread Casserole

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Makes:
6 servings
Prep:
35 mins
Bake:
15 mins 400°F
Stand:
5 mins
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Cajun Shrimp and Corn Bread Casserole

Ingredients
1
pound fresh or frozen large shrimp in shells
1
teaspoon Cajun seasoning
2
green and/or red sweet peppers, coarsely chopped (1-1/2 cups)
2
stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
tablespoon canola oil
2
1
15 ounce can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1
14 1/2 ounce can no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, undrained and cut up
1
recipe Corn Bread Dumplings
 
Snipped fresh parsley (optional)

Directions

  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact if desired. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. In a large bowl combine shrimp and 1/2 teaspoon of the Cajun seasoning; toss gently to coat. Set aside.
  2. In a 10-inch cast-iron skillet or large oven-going skillet, cook sweet peppers, celery, and onion in hot oil over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently. Add shrimp and garlic. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque.
  3. Stir in black-eyed peas, tomatoes, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning. Spread mixture in an even layer. Drop Corn Bread Dumplings into eight mounds on top of shrimp mixture.
  4. Bake, uncovered, for 15 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centers of dumplings comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.

Corn Bread Dumplings

Ingredients

1/3
cup yellow cornmeal
1
tablespoon sugar
1 1/4
teaspoons baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
egg, lightly beaten
1/4
cup fat-free milk
2
tablespoons canola oil

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl combine egg, milk, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.

Nutrition Facts

(Cajun Shrimp and Corn Bread Casserole)
    Per serving:
  • 336 kcal cal.,
  • 10 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 3 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 5 g monounsatured fat),
  • 122 mg chol.,
  • 496 mg sodium,
  • 42 g carb.,
  • 6 g fiber,
  • 8 g sugar,
  • 21 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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