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Cajun Shrimp #2

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  • 1/2 c Olive oil
  • 6 Garlic cloves; chopped
  • 4 Green onions; chopped - or you can use one regular onion diced
  • 12 Dried hot red chiles
  • 14 dr Hot pepper sauce
  • 2 1/2 lb Med. shrimp; peeled, tails left on
  • 1/2 c Soy sauce
  • French bread


For years my favorite recipe has been a dish called Cajun Shrimp, which I'm about to pass along. But first let me say that what everybody likes about it is the dipping sauce that the shrimp swim in and that you soak up with french bread.
So here's the real reason for this message - since I live in a small town, and not near either coast, decent shrimp is hard to come by.. so I thought I'd just make the sauce, without shrimp.. quick, easy and wonderful!!!
heat oil over med-high heat in a large skillet. add garlic and saute a bit. add onion - if using regular onion let it saute a while too. add chiles and hot pepper sauce and simmer for three minutes. add soy sauce and shrimp and simmer 2-4 minutes till shrimp are done. Serve in bowls with bread for dipping.
Notice that when I assembled the ingredients I left out the shrimp. That's because, the last time I made it I just made the sauce for dipping. If you actually have shrimp, you add it when you add the soy sauce.. if you're not gonna use shrimp, you might add a few drops of fish sauce instead, but beware of saltiness - the combo of soy sauce and fish sauce can make a salty broth.
Posted to CHILE-HEADS DIGEST by Bill Williams <biwilliams@InfoAve.Net> on Feb 20, 1998