Cajun Boiled Shrimp Stuffed Potatoes – A comforting quick and easy supper for year-around. Super stuffed potatoes filled with cajun boiled shrimp and all the fixings!
Well my week has started out a little rough as far as this blog is concerned. Monday afternoon my website went down, and it turns out it was hacked! Why! Why do those mean Internet people do that? I immediately got on the phone to get it fixed, and after 24 hours I was back up and running. My biggest fear was that I was going to lose all my work from the last 18 months. Luckily, it was fixed with no other issues.
Meanwhile I was enjoying spending time with our newest addition. He is just so sweet! He really is the best baby! Even with all the noise from the other three kids, he still gets in his sleep and usually wakes up once at night. All the kids have been so great with him too!
So onto these Cajun Shrimp Stuffed Potatoes…one of our favorite suppers!! These really are quick and easy. I say this even though I bake the potatoes for a little over an hour. The oven really does all the work there. You can even microwave your potatoes, but we prefer it baked in the oven.
I’m excited to share some of my cultural foods with you. I believe Cajun food is one of the best cuisines ever. I guess I’m a little biased since I was born and raised in Southwest Louisiana. But really…there is so much flavor in this wonderful cuisine!
This recipe calls for crab and shrimp boil. There are different kinds, but we prefer Zatarains, which to my happy surprise, you can find it on Amazon if your grocery store doesn’t carry it!!
Cajun Boiled Shrimp Stuffed Potatoes
- 4 large baking potatoes
- 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
- kosher salt
- 6 cups water
- 1 1/2 tsp dry concentrated crab and shrimp boil*
- 1 tbsp liquid concentrated crab and shrimp boil*
- 2 lbs. 150-250 count shrimp (I buy pre-peeled frozen or see note below)
- sour cream
- green onions, chopped
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with foil.
- Wash potatoes and pat dry. Prick with a fork several times.
- Rub potatoes with vegetable oil and sprinkle with kosher salt and place on foil-lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- Shortly before potatoes are done, add 6 cups of water to a saucepan. Add both dry and liquid crab and shrimp boil.
- Bring to a boil.
- Add shrimp and bring back to a boil for 1 minute.
- Strain shrimp in colander.
- For each potato, slice open and squeeze into a circle shape. Place in a bowl.
- Add 1 -2 tbsp butter, mix well.
- Add 1-2 tbsp sour cream, mix well.
- Add shredded cheese, shrimp, green onions, salt, & pepper.
*We used Zatarains brand.
**Butter and sour cream amounts are your personal preference.
***If you can't find 150 count pre-peeled shrimp, you can always buy larger shrimp, boil them, and then chop them up.
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Nicole, RD says
Putting yummy proteins into a baked potato is a guaranteed way to make the beloved spud all the better 🙂 These look awesome!
Oh Jaren, I so glad you were able to get everything cleared up!! I don’t know why these hackers have to do this, why don’t they use their skills to do good?! I shake my head because I will never get it. Now you have my mouth so watering over this recipe. They all look great but that shrimp potato boil thing looks so darn good! I love cajun cooking too, I love spices and spicy food, so the cajun cooking is right up my taste buds. lol I would so love to come to you neck of the woods one day and just sample the cooking. I will have to try this recipe out and thanks for letting me know the spices is on Amazon! Hugs, Brenda
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
yum.. anything spicy totally ticks all my boxes. never thought to stuff potatoes with shrimp before! definitely a recipe i will be trialing in my kitchen. thanks for sharing!
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
Congrats on your new bundle of joy! Once a night?! You are so lucky!!! And hacking… I just don’t get what the point of that is! Glad you got it all straightened out. LOVE this recipe!
Delicious! And very healthy!
Shrimps are one of my guilty pleasures!
Mine too Sofia!
Is that the correct shrimp count? Are u peeling 300 shrimp with 2lbs?
Yes, this is the correct count. When I want small shrimp like this, I buy prepackaged already peeled frozen shrimp in 1 pound bags. They are readily available here in Louisiana. If you do not have them in your area or if you want to use fresh shrimp, you can use bigger shrimp so you have less to peel and just chop them up after boiling. Hope this helps! Thanks for visiting!!