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Steak in Creamy Cajun Shrimp Sauce

Steak in Creamy Cajun Shrimp Sauce. This dish is a delightful fusion of succulent steak and juicy shrimp, all enveloped in a rich, creamy Cajun sauce. It’s perfect for a special occasion or a comforting weeknight dinner, bringing restaurant-quality flavor right to your home kitchen.

I remember the first time I made this dish; it was our anniversary, and we wanted to celebrate with something extra special without going out. The combination of the perfectly seared steak and the creamy, spicy shrimp sauce was nothing short of magical. My husband couldn’t stop raving about it, and now it’s our go-to recipe for any celebration. The best part? It’s surprisingly easy to make, yet feels incredibly indulgent.

Recipe Summary

This Steak in Creamy Cajun Shrimp Sauce recipe is the perfect marriage of surf and turf. Juicy, tender steak is paired with plump shrimp, all coated in a luscious, spicy Cajun cream sauce. It’s a dish that’s sure to impress and satisfy, whether you’re serving it for a family dinner or a romantic meal.

Exciting Story

One evening, while reminiscing about our honeymoon in New Orleans, I decided to recreate the flavors of that unforgettable trip. I combined the bold, spicy notes of Cajun cuisine with our favorite surf and turf combination. As the steak sizzled and the shrimp soaked up the creamy sauce, the kitchen filled with a tantalizing aroma. My husband and I sat down to enjoy this creation, and with the first bite, we were transported back to those vibrant streets of New Orleans. It’s now a dish we love to make whenever we want to relive those cherished memories.

Why This Steak in Creamy Cajun Shrimp Sauce?

Selling Points:

  • Surf and Turf Delight: Combines the best of steak and shrimp in one luxurious dish.
  • Creamy Cajun Sauce: Rich, spicy sauce that adds a burst of flavor.
  • Elegant and Easy: Perfect for special occasions and easy enough for a weeknight dinner.


2 tablespoons oil
1 pound steak (such as strip loin, rib eye, etc.)
cajun seasoning to taste
2 tablespoons butter
8 ounces shrimp, peeled and deviened
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup chicken broth (or dry white wine)
1 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
1 tablespoon cajun seasoning (or to taste)
1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan
cheese), grated
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped

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  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the steaks, seasoned with
    cajun seasoning to taste, and sear until lightly browned on both sides and cooked to
    the desired level of doneness, before setting aside.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium, add the butter and let it melt before adding the shrimp and cooking until just pink on both sides, about 1-2 minutes per side, and set aside.
  3. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  4. Add the broth and deglaze the pan by scraping up any brown bits from the bottom
    with a wooden spoon as the broth sizzles.
  5. Add the cream, mix in the dijon mustard and cajun seasoning, bring to a boil and
    let simmer for a minute.
  6. Mix in the cheese and let it melt into the sauce.
  7. Mix in the lemon juice, parsley and shrimp and serve over the steaks
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