Cajun Shrimp

Elegant enough for holiday celebrations, this appetizer recipe is also easy enough to prepare on a relaxing night in.



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Ingredients
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    1/2  
    of a lemon
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    1/3  cup 
    water
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    1   
    small onion, chopped (1/3 cup)
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    2   tablespoons 
    lemon juice
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    1   tablespoon 
    cooking oil
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    2   
    cloves garlic, minced
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    1   tablespoon 
    Cajun seasoning
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1 1/2  pounds 
    fresh or frozen peeled medium shrimp (about 2 pounds in the shell)
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    1/2  cup 
    chopped green or red sweet pepper
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    Lettuce leaves

Directions
1.
Carefully remove peel from the lemon half, being careful not to include the white portion. Cut the lemon peel into very thin strips.
2.
Combine lemon peel, water, onion, lemon juice, cooking oil, garlic, Cajun seasoning, and salt in a large skillet; heat to boiling. Add shrimp stirring to coat. Return to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 4 minutes or until shrimp are opaque, stirring twice. Stir in green or red pepper. Transfer mixture to a glass bowl. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours, stirring the mixture occasionally.
3.
At serving time, drain mixture well. Serve in a lettuce-lined bowl with serving picks. Makes 12 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 71, Fat, total (g) 2, chol. (mg) 86, carb. (g) 2, pro. (g) 12, vit. A (RE) 41, vit. C (mg) 7, sodium (mg) 149, calcium (mg) 30, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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