Cajun Surf & Turf


2 pounds 21/25 count Gulf shrimp
2 pounds Shawn's Cajun Meats Syrup Sausage
3 medium bell peppers, cut in 8 pieces
3 medium onions, cut in 8 pieces
3 tbsp cane syrup
1 tsp Cajun 180 La Cajun Gold seasoning
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced fresh thyme
1/4 cup jalapeno pepper jelly
1/4 cup white wine
1/4 cup shrimp or chicken stock
1 tbsp lemon juice
4 tbsp chilled butter, cut in chunks

Season shrimp with La Cajun Gold and mix with cane syrup. Set aside to marinate for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the pepper jelly glaze. Sauté 1 tablespoon olive oil and garlic and cook until slightly brown.
Add thyme, jalapeño pepper jelly, white wine, stock, and lemon juice. Lower heat to medium and simmer for five minutes until liquid is reduced by half.
Reduce heat to lowest setting and stir in chilled butter in chunks until melted. Remove from heat.
Cut the sausage in 4 oz lengths, then cut into smaller bite size portions. Skewer the sausage, shrimp, and vegetables alternating between each.
Coat the skewers with pepper jelly sauce.
Grill the skewers until shrimp and sausage and shrimp are cooked through and caramelized.
Serve with Cajun Rice Dressing.

Servings: 8 Serving size 3 skewers with 2 shrimp each
604 calories. 38g fat (15g saturated fats, 325mg cholesterol.) 2,724mg sodium. 23g carbohydrates (1g fiber, 14g sugar.) 41g protein. 175mg calcium. 0mcg vitamin D, 2mg irion, 370mg potassium.

Lower fat: Substitute chicken breasts for sausage. Reduce butter by half. 445 calories. 11g fat (4g saturated fat, 344mg cholesterol.) 1,608mg sodium. 21g carbohydrates (1g fiber, 14g sugar.) 62g protein.
Lower carbohydrate: Omit syrup on shrimp. Substitute Mix ¼ cup of sugar-free BBQ sauce & raspberry vinaigrette, such as zero-sugar options from G. Hughes and 1 tsp red pepper flakes for the pepper jelly & wine in the glaze reduction. 551 calories. 38g fat (15g saturated fat, 325mg cholesterol.) 2,277mg sodium. 11g carbohydrates (1g fiber, 3g sugar.) 41g protein.
Lower sodium: Substitute chicken breast for sausage. Use the “No-Salt” version of Cajun 180 La Cajun Gold. Use low-sodium broth and unsalted butter. 477 calories. 13g fat (6g saturated fat, 351mg cholesterol.) 1,172mg sodium 21g carbohydrates (1g fiber, 14g sugar.) 39g protein. Note: this is still very high in sodium and not recommended if on a low-sodium diet.
Dairy-free: Substitute olive oil for butter. 611 calories. 38g fat (6g saturated fat, 351mg cholesterol.) 2,277mg sodium. 23g carbohydrates (1g fiber, 14g sugar.) 41g protein.
Gluten-free: Recipe is gluten-free as is. Is using alternative Cajun seasoning, ensure that it is gluten-free.


March 28, 2022

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