Cajun Prawns And Crab Sticks Stir Fry

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Cajun prawns stir fry

Cajun prawns stir fry

Prawns, or shrimps, are my top favourite, whether big or small. I cooked them very often in different ways. I have just discovered recently that Cajun food is very delicious. This is all because of Drick at He is a real inspiration to me. I just love all the food on his blog, especially all the prawns dishes and all the other Cajun and Creole dishes. I felt so honoured when he made the Mango Brulee for me as I love mango very much, too. Thanks again very much, Drick!

I have to say that Cajun seasoning is really a wonderful spice mix that I have just learned. The previous dish that I cooked was Sweet Potato And Cajun Roast Stir Fry. That was very delicious too.

I’m so happy that I started blogging. It’s about 9 months now. I have learned so much from other food bloggers and blogging has helped me to enjoy cooking more. I have become more creative and less wasteful. I draw a lot of inspiration from lots of other food bloggers. I must say that blogging is a great and fun hobby which can be linked out to many other things.

This delicious, Cajun prawns and crab sticks stir fry recipe is very simple and easy. You can eat it with rice, noodles or even great for wrap. I added more chilies because my family loves spicy food. It is a very delicious dish and simple to cook.

400g cooked prawns
8 crab sticks (cut into short lengths)
4 spring onions (cut into short lengths)
2 red chilies (chopped)
1 & 1/2 T cajun seasoning (store bought)
2T corn flour
fried shallot oil

All ingredients in mixing bowl

All ingredients in mixing bowl

Put the first 4 ingredients into a mixing bowl. Then add the Cajun seasoning and corn flour and mix it well. Let it sit for a while.

Mix ingredients with seasonings

Mix ingredients with seasonings

Heat up some fried shallot oil in a frying pan or wok. Pour in everything into the frying pan and fry. Keep stirring under high heat until everything is heated through and cooked. Dish up and serve hot. It’s very delicious. If you do not have a bigger frying pan like mine, you can cook it in 2-3 batches. It shouldn’t take you long. I have to apologize that I forgot to take a picture while I was frying it. I must be so excited thinking of the whole plate in front of me….haha

Have you been inspired to cook something new? Have you ever cooked Cajun? What is your favourite Cajun dish? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other prawns recipes that you may be interested in:
Tiger Prawns In Butter Sauce
Pumpkin, Prawns And Coconut Soup (Thai)
King Prawns And Vegetables Stir Fry
Shrimps And Bok Choy Stir Fry
Creamy King Prawns And Marrow Stir Fry
Spicy Seafood Kimchi Soup
Fried Rice Noodles With King Prawns And Chicken
King Prawns And Salmon Curry
Asparagus With King Prawns

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Divina  on March 26th, 2010

I knew it. The moment I saw the title and with Cajun and Shrimp, I have a feeling that you teamed up with Drick. But you didnt, but he inspired you to cook Cajun. I think I made a Cajun dish before also with Shrimp. You’ve just combined Asian and Cajun together which is great.

3hungrytummies  on March 26th, 2010

Great flavoursome dish, this will be good with plenty of rice!
Thanks for introducing us to the wonderful blog!

Sushma Mallya  on March 26th, 2010

looks very colourful & nice, even me too i enjoy blogging a lot and got to learn also a lot from your lovely blog mary,take care and have a great weekend

SathyaSridhar  on March 26th, 2010

Mary,,,curry looks perfect and delicious.looks colourful tempting to hv it now itself..but,,i hv nt tried the crab stick yet myself i saw in our departmental shops in frozen section.but,i dont know how to use that,,now i got it from ur blog.thanks for sharing dear,,take care n keep on smiling.

somewhere in singapore  on March 26th, 2010

First time visit your blog…

This dish looks great… Thanks for sharing…

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on March 26th, 2010

Although I have no idea what Cajun sauce is…this shrimp pasta stir-fry looks very delicious.

Nasi Lemak Lover  on March 26th, 2010

I never try with Cajun seasoning, since you said so good, I must go find in supermarket here.

Shirley  on March 26th, 2010

That’s rich Mary! It should be delicious in a wrap. I think it would be good with pasta too.

Mary  on March 26th, 2010

@Divina - Did you put your Cajun prawn dish on your blog? Would love to read and drool :P I’m not good in cooking with cream or eating food with a lot of cream so I thought an Asian twist would work well…and it did! :D

@3hungrytummies - Thanks very much! :D You are most welcome.

@Sushma Mallya - Awww…thanks very much! :D I learned a lot from your blog too. I still have your seeds brownie fudge that I
want to make and your latest corn flakes muffins. You are an inspiration too. Have a fun weekend!

@SathyaSridhar - Thanks very much, Sathya! :D Try the crab sticks. They are actually made from white fish. My children like them very much.

@somewhere in singapore - Thanks very much for visiting and comment! :D

@Angie@Angie’s Recipes - Thanks very much Angie! :D

@Nasi Lemak Lover - It’s really good for a change, something different from my usual marinade and seasoning. My family likes it :D

@Shirley - Yes, it is. It’s also very good with vermicelli. I have tried that…delicious :D

the lacquer spoon  on March 26th, 2010

This is very very yum! And love to go with steamed rice. Ooo, so hungry now :)

Priya  on March 26th, 2010 drooling rite now here…

pegasuslegend  on March 26th, 2010

very colorful and full of perfect flavors!

Mary  on March 26th, 2010

@the lacquer spoon - Time to take out your wok :D I ate double the usual amount of rice :P

@Priya - LOL :D

@pegasuslegend - Thanks very much, Claudia! :D

The Little Teochew  on March 26th, 2010

Yes, cajun food is lovely. So many plump juicy prawns in there, Mary! You’re a very generous cook. :)

Trissa  on March 26th, 2010

I hardly cook cajun food - not because I don’t want to - but because I haven’t found anything worth cooking - UNTIL NOW! :) Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Kamalika  on March 26th, 2010

Oh, Mary thats look so gorgeous and colourful….one of my favourites….

gattina  on March 26th, 2010

what a creative recipe! I haven’t taste any cajun dish, surely yours be the one I love to try first!

Mhe-Lhanee Benito  on March 26th, 2010

Yum!! Sounds like gambas! Colorful and spicy!!

kristy  on March 26th, 2010

What a flavourful dish this is! I have to agree with you. Drick has all the wonderful cajun recipes. Well done! And have a wonderful weekend.
Cheers, Kristy

Pedhakka  on March 26th, 2010

I feel hungry when I see your posts !! Its so tempting !!

Mary  on March 26th, 2010

@The Little Teochew - Haha….definitely greatly generous to myself first when comes to prawns :D

@Trissa - Before I started blogging I have not even heard the word ‘Cajun’! Blogging really help us learn more :D I’m very inspired by a lot of your Spanish cooking. Hope to learn some :D

@Kamalika - Thanks very much, Kamalika! :D

@gattina - Give a try. I like it very much :D Thanks very much for visiting and comment, Gattina!

@Mhe-Lhanee Benito - Thanks very much for visiting and comment! :D

@kristy - Thanks very much, Kristy! :D Have a fun weekend!

@Pedhakka - LOL :D

anncoo  on March 26th, 2010

hahaa…Mary! We’re both in the same line..prawns~our favourite. I just had prawns yesterday but never tried cajun sauce before. Is cajun sauce familiar to Mexican seasoning? Ever tried Mexican food, not sure about the sauce.

Jeannie  on March 26th, 2010

I want to eat that! It’s got shrimp and crab in it, my favourite food!

Namitha  on March 26th, 2010

Never tried cajun seasoning..sounds interesting and looks so colorful :-)

Janice  on March 26th, 2010

Prawns are my favourite too Mary. This looks yummy.

Cheah  on March 26th, 2010

Wow, so delicious and rich, shrimps and crabstick.
Never tried cajun sauce before, well, will have to start looking for it in the supermart. Yes, blogging is fun and through blogging made a lot of friends.

Mary  on March 26th, 2010

@anncoo - See….we really should be neighbours so that we can take turns to cook prawns…haha :D I have tried Mexican food….less than 5 times I think. It’s delicious but I can’t remember the taste…poor me :( I only used the ready bottled Cajun seasoning…so easy :P I think I should find out the seasoning and make myself. It’s very expensive to buy.

@Jeannie - Time to take out your wok this weekend :D Oh I know you only like to bake, so maybe you have to ask your children to cook :P

@Namitha - Give a try. I like it. I’m glad I tried :D

@Janice - Thanks very much, Janice! :D

@Cheah - Yes, there’s really so much fun in the food blogosphere. I’m so glad I started blogging otherwise I would never have known you and all your lovely recipes. I just love all your food…..yum. Wish I can try all of them :P

5 Star Foodie  on March 26th, 2010

Sounds awesome with prawns and crab sticks, a very yummy stir-fry!

tasteofbeirut  on March 26th, 2010

Very simple and delicious! I love cajun food and I discovered it years ago with Paul Prudhomme and his spice seasoning.

Mary  on March 26th, 2010

As you have probably guessed by now, I love shrimp and new recipes and different ways to prepare them. Yours sound wonderful. The color is perfect and I must bow to your creativity. This is very nice.

Nazarina A  on March 26th, 2010

There is nothing more satisfying than a plate of cajun-inspired food. I love your combo, prawns and the crab , it will be devoured over here!

Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes  on March 26th, 2010

Prawns are my favorite, too! I love the addition of crab in this dish. I’m going to save this recipe. Thanks!

citronetvanille  on March 26th, 2010

I have no clue about Cajun cuisine, but your shrimp dish is amazing! I have to check Dricks’ site and see what cajun food is all about!

Stella  on March 26th, 2010

This looks delicious, Mary. I love prawns and shrimp too-my favorite seafood (maybe). And I also adore Cajun food-it’s a spicy mix of some the the best food from so many different cultures!

Stacy  on March 26th, 2010

That looks so good! I haven’t cooked cajun food before but I would love to learn how to cook shrimp etouffee!

Carolyn Jung  on March 26th, 2010

Oooh, spicy Cajun! Somehow, a nice wedge of cornbread sounds mighty fine with that.

Anna  on March 26th, 2010

I love crab sticks, I can eat it alone. It really looks yummy and spicy.

Mary  on March 27th, 2010

@5 Star Foodie - Thanks very much, Natasha! :D

@tasteofbeirut - Thanks very much! :D I hope more people will discover the delicacy of cajun food.

@Mary - Same name…same favourite….LOL Thanks very much for your lovely comment :D There’s lots I want to learn from you too. You have a very lovely blog, so choked full with fabulous food.

@Nazarina A - Thanks very much, Nazarina! I can see that huge plate in front of you now ….haha :D

@Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes - Have fun cooking! :D

@citronetvanille - I hope you are inspired too. Then we will have more cajun food around :D

@Stella - Thanks very much, Stella! I can learn more from you too :D

@Stacy - That’s new to me. Would love to see it on your blog soon :D

@Carolyn Jung - That sounds delicious. I would love to learn to make cornbread.

@Anna - Me, too! I just ate that yesterday :D

theUngourmet  on March 27th, 2010

What a nice dish! I love all of the great color and flavors going on in here. I do love Cajun food. I don’t know if I have a favorite. It’s all good! :)

xiaoyen  on March 27th, 2010

You are so lucky to be able to enjoy shrimps. I sometimes get allergic reaction eating shrimps. I think it depends on the freshness of the shrimps. We have a lot of cajun dishes in my city and this is a great recipe using cajun spices.

Treat and Trick  on March 27th, 2010

Yummy..the spring onion and the red chili really bring out its color, never tried cajun dishes though…

pierre  on March 27th, 2010

hi mary i love cajun food it reminds me my travel to New Orleans !! good dish full of coulour thanks !! Pierre in cold Paris today

Joanne  on March 27th, 2010

Shrimp goes so well with cajun flavors! What a delicious and spicy looking dish!

nisha  on March 27th, 2010

Thanks you mary for dropping by, you have a lovely space and great recipes. I’m sure i’ll be dropping by often.

Faith  on March 27th, 2010

Your stir fries always look so healthy and delicious, Mary! This one is absolutely beautiful!

Elin  on March 27th, 2010

My favourite shrimp dish. Cajun goes well with shrimps. Mary, thanks for sharing this delcious cajun shrimps recipe :) Mizz out so much of your recipes due to busy schedule but from now will be free to drop by and leech on your recipes…lol! Thanks Mary for always dropping by my blog :)

fimère  on March 27th, 2010

une assiette bien garnie et très appétissante, j’adore
bonne soirée

Mary  on March 27th, 2010

@theUngourmet - Thanks very much! :D

@xiaoyen - Oooops…so sorry to hear that! Next time always go for the fresh ones. But I know, sometimes it’s hard to tell :( I’m only allergic to alcohol. That must be good allergy…haha :D

@Treat and Trick - Thanks very much! :D Give a try some day. I like it!

@pierre - Thanks very much, Pierre! I bet you cook cajun food often then :D It’s still very cold here too :(

@Joanne - Thanks very much, Joanne! :D

@nisha - Thanks very much for visiting and comment, Nisha! :D

@Faith - Thanks very much, Faith! Thats so encouraging :D

@Elin - Thanks very much for visiting, Elin! :D You just have so many delicious recipes on your blog. Love them!

@fimère - Thanks very much for visiting and comment! :D I wish I can understand your language!

Angie  on March 27th, 2010

Looks great, I love Drick’s recipes too, they always turn out perfect!

penny aka jeroxie  on March 27th, 2010

And I have learnt so much from you too!

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Mary  on March 28th, 2010

@Angie - Thanks very much, Angie! :D

@penny aka jeroxie - Awww…thanks very much, Penny! :D You have so many meatless dishes now that I’m very inspired.

Christa Kelso  on March 28th, 2010

Just found your blog and I’m so excited I did! I need some new savory dishes to add to all my sweet dishes!
Can’t wait to browse around :)
-Mini B.

shirley@køkken69  on March 28th, 2010

I like all things spicy. I can see the versatility of this recipe - replacing the crab stick e.g. with taukwa cubes :)… because I have taukwa in my fridge lah…

Reeni  on March 28th, 2010

I love prawns and spicy too! This looks absolutely delicious! So healthy and vibrant!

veron  on March 28th, 2010

Love the flavoring on this. Love prawns!

noobcook  on March 28th, 2010

I’ve not tried cajun seasoning before and your yummy looking dish sure convinced me to try it oue day :)

tigerfish  on March 28th, 2010

I like using prawns in many recipes as well - they are very flavorful and easy to cook. I mean, you really do not have to worry about prawns not being cooking unless you really undercook it - but it is really hard to undercook prawns, right? ;p

rosebelle  on March 29th, 2010

We tried cajun crawfish the other day and it was just too spicy for my little girls. This recipe looks wonderful, I would omit the spices so my girls can enjoy it too.

Mary  on March 29th, 2010

@Christa Kelso - Thanks very much for visiting and your comment, Christa! :D

@shirley@køkken69 - I would love to add taukwa next time. Thanks very much for the suggestion, Shirley! :D

@Reeni - Thanks very much, Reeni! :D

@veron - Thanks very much, Veron :D

@noobcook - Give a try. I think it’s an awesome spice mix. I like it very much :D

@tigerfish - Totally agree with you. My mom used to tell us that when the prawns turn red and curled up, they are cooked. I have been following what she said! :D

@rosebelle - Oooops…so sorry to hear that. Maybe next time you can add cut down on the spices and add a little milk to take away the heat and make it very very mild. I haven’t tried that but I think it would be delicious too. I’ll give a try next time. Have fun cooking! :D

Sarka  on March 29th, 2010

Oh, this looks so scrumptious. My mouths is watering! And it’s easy to make, my favourite kind of recipe :)

The Kitchen Masochist  on April 8th, 2010

That looks delicious! So colorful too. I’ve always wanted to try Cajun and Creole cooking. Unfortunately, those chillis and seasons specific to those types of cuisines aren’t available here that it’s pointless to try to recreate them.

I love prawns too. The supermarkets over here sell them live. If you saw my freezer, I have about 1 kilo of prawn shells and heads that I save.

Mary  on April 8th, 2010

@Sarka - Thanks very much, Sarka! Give a try. Have fun cooking :D

@The Kitchen Masochist - Maybe if you ever go back, try to bring some back to the Philippines. I often bring back spices from Malaysia when I go back for holidays. Wow…live prawns! I’m sure they taste awesome. I don’t think I can ever find that here. Prawn shells and heads are so good for making prawn soup noodles….a very popular Malaysian dish….mmm. I just had it last week. But I use the ready paste which worked quite well though not as delicious as one made from scratch. Oh dear, now I’m hungry thinking of food…haha :D

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