Monday, December 31, 2012

QUICK... I Need an Appetizer for a Party

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Suddenly we had a party at our house a few nights ago.

About 5 minutes later, I had a plate of appetizers that everyone raved about.  Best of all, I usually have the 2 ingredients in my freezer.  Three ingredients if you count the Cajun spices... 4 if you count butter...

Keep scrolling down for this easy to follow recipe...

OK, could not be easier...

Blackened Shrimp and Cajun spiced Andouille Sausage on a skewer.

I took 1 pound of Andouille spiced sausage, sliced and sauted in a heavy bottomed saute pan for about 5 minutes, stirring every minute or so so that the bottoms evenly char a bit.


Blackened Shrimp is easy.  I started with 1 pound of frozen shrimp that thaws almost instantly when rinsed in HOT water.

While the shrimp is thawing, over medium high heat, melt 2 TBS Butter in a heavy bottomed small skillet.

Add 1 TBS of Cajun Spices (Commercial brand is fine, or mix your own!!!) to the butter and make sure it is well mixed.  The medium high heat will quickly begin to smoke a tiny bit.  that is when you add the shrimp to the spiced butter.

Saute for only 1-2 minutes.  A great time to do teh TV chef thing and flip in the pan.  Coat well with the butter and spices.  the shrimp cooks fast, 2 minutes is plenty of time.

Remove from the heat, Skewer a shrimp and a sausage piece... arrange on a plate and serve HOT and get back to the party!!!

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