Cajun shrimp in a cast iron skillet with Stone crabs and cheesy grits

Welcome to another of Kev’s cooking with cast iron.  In this episode I am  cooking what happened to be in the fridge. Some Fresh Gulf Shrimp and two (yep just two) Stone Crab claws.

Today we are cooking up Cajun shrimp in a Lodge cast iron skillet over charcoal, with Stone crabs and cheesy grits.

For the grits, it is up to you, slow cooked, 5 minute, or instant.

I slow cook mine in a Lodge cast iron pot, for about 40 -50 minutes, with butter and  a dash of salt.

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What you need for this meal:

3 tablespoons butter, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 1/2 cup amber beer – I use local Islamorada Beer Companies – Sandbar Sunday Beer,1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon pepper,1/2 teaspoon salt,1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed, 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined.

If you want more spice and a sweet taste to the Cajun seasoning outlined above, try adding a local hot sauce from  your area, here in the Keys, I use Bone Lee’s Gourmet Hot Sauce, it adds extra zip to many of my dishes. I used 3 or 4 tablespoons of Bone Lee’s Gourmet Hot Sauce, but you can use the whole bottle if you want to.

Mix beer, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings in a bowl.  set aside

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In a large cast iron skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat, once melted add garlic; cook and stir for a bit,  add beer, seasonings,Worcestershire sauce, and if you want Bone Lees; bring to a boil.

Melted butter and garlic.

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Add shrimp.

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Cook 2 – 3 minutes, stir until pink and turnover stirring.

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How I crack Stone crab.  I use the end of a table knife.

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I add the Stone crab to the skillet, place it in the  melted butter Cajun seasoning, flip after a second or two the removed.

Stone crab is sold precooked. You do not need to cook it.  I happen to like it seasoned and slightly warm.

Shrimp and Stone Crab

Finished, now add the shrimp and Stone crab to a bed of cheesy grits and enjoy

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My good friend Charles watching the grilling and crab claw cracking.

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Dinner time, bon appetit

Cajun Shrimp Done color

Thanks for tuning in to Kev’s Key Largo Living.

I hope you enjoy making this dinner.  Kev

 

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