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Cajun Shrimp with Creamy Lemon Butter Sauce


1 to 2 lbs medium size fresh or frozen shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 teaspoons creole seasoning
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or parsley
1 16-oz carton heavy whipping cream
11/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Sprinkle shrimp with creole seasoning. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook 2 minutes per side or until shrimp turn pink. Remove from skillet, and keep warm. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat; add lemon rind, juice, and thyme. Cook 1 minute. Gradually whisk in cream; bring to a simmer, and cook 5 to 6 minutes or until reduced by one fourth. Add Parmesan cheese, stirring until cheese is melted. Serve shrimp and sauce over hot cooked pasta or rice.

Source: Allrecipes.com