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14 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 4
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  • 14 Ratings

This dumpling-topped shrimp casserole brings a taste of New Orleans to your kitchen no matter where you live. The corn bread dumplings on top of this shrimp recipe make it extra special.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
bake:
15 mins at 400°
stand:
5 mins
Servings:
6
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Cajun Shrimp and Corn Bread Casserole

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Directions

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  • Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Preheat oven to 400°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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts (Cajun Shrimp and Corn Bread Casserole)

336 calories; total fat 10g; saturated fat 1g; polyunsaturated fat 3g; monounsaturated fat 5g; cholesterol 122mg; sodium 496mg; potassium 425mg; carbohydrates 42g; fiber 6g; sugar 8g; protein 21g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 534IU; vitamin c 40mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 3mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 48mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; calcium 131mg; iron 3mg.

Corn Bread Dumplings

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  • 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.

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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0