My biological father passed away exactly one month before I came to this world. Life has compensated me by surrounding me with great men who stepped in and filled the father figure role. I am forever blessed for my amazing uncles and my two wonderful brothers, who are now excellent fathers.
To celebrate Father’s Day, my daughters and I decided to treat my husband with his favorite dish. We made him spicy Cajun surf and turf which we served with roasted potatoes and sautéed green beans.
When you have three girls in the kitchen it can be pleasantly chaotic and taking pictures can be challenging. Well, I did my best to take a few.
Here is how we prepared our spicy Cajun surf and turf.
3 to 4 tbsp of Cajun seasoning
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 lb. shrimp
1 tbsp of butter
1 red bell pepper sliced
2 yellow bell peppers sliced
1 onion sliced
½ cup of white wine
¼ cup heavy cream
1 tbsp of garlic powder
1 tsp ground mustard
1 tsp garlic parmesan
½ cup of chicken broth
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 tbsp of lemon juice
Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 475 degrees
Rub the tenderloin with the seasoning (Cajun seasoning, paprika, pepper flakes, salt, and pepper) Spread the butter on top. Place in the oven for 30 minutes.
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add one tbsp of Olive oil. Add the onions, the bell peppers, the ground mustard, garlic parmesan powder, and the garlic powder. Cook them for about 5 minutes. Remove them from the skillet and put them on the side.
Pour the wine and the chicken broth on the skillet. Cook for about 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the cream. Cook the sauce for another 2 minutes. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
Then add the onions and bell peppers to the sauce. Stir and cook for another 2 minutes.
Add the other tablespoon of olive to another skillet over high heat.
Add the shrimp, add some Cajun spice, the lemon juice, and pepper flakes. Cook for 2 minutes and set aside.
After the 30 minutes, remove the tenderloin from the oven, and rest it for about 5 to 10 minutes.
Slice the tenderloin, place them in the serving dish. Add the onions mixture on one side, and the shrimp on the other side.
I wish all the amazing fathers out there a blessed Father’s Day!
I love spicy food and this recipe looks good. It absolutely looks delicious as well.
It was delicious!
Looks delicious! I will have to try!
Go for it.
We love surf and turf and absolutely love Cajun seasoning. I can’t wait to try this for my family
I hope they all love it.
Wow this looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing, will definitely give it a try!
Thanks, go for it.
oh this dish looks soo nice. my dad would love it
I am sure, he would.
My husband would go crazy over this. Looks delicious!
I guess, they did enjoyed this dish on father’s day. Wish I could also cook this way haha.
I am sure you can.
Wow! As a man I would tell you that your husband was the happiest man this fathers day. Both as a husband and as father. I envy him though I’m not married yet. I hope my girlfriend does that for me after we get married. I’ll share this with her.
I am sure she will!
That looks delicious and an easy to follow recipe. Thanks for sharing
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I guess you actually welcomed this day and celebrated it in such a warm bonding manner. Spicy Cajun surf and turf looks amazing
It was amazing!
Your husband and my husband would be culinary best friends because this is exactly the type of dish my husband would love, too! I can’t do spicy foods, but he loves it! Maybe I’ll make it as a treat for him for his birthday this year.
You should, Stephanie!
Your husband is a lucky man indeed! This looks delicious and I always appreciate your recipes, blog!
Awww, thank you so much, Nancy. I appreciate you for visiting the blog.
i love mildly spicy food, this looks absolutely delicious
It was delicious, Nina!
The spicy surf recipe looks delicious and easy to make. I’m sure to try this recipe at home and Happy Father’s day to the all-father around the globe.
Try and let me know, Maysz!
I love creating spicy dishes like this one for the hubby and me. It’s been my latest obsession — spicy food!
Welcome to the Spicy food club, Fatima!
All of this looks amazing. I would have loved to eat that dinner! I’m glad you enjoyed your special day!
We did have an awesome day!
The spicy Cajun surf and turf looks absolutely delicious! I haven’t tried this before but I would love to give this a try on my birthday next month! I like that the recipe looks easy to follow.
You should try, Polly!
This recipe looks delicious! I show this to my husband and he is excited to try this.
He will be as happy as mine was.
Yummy! I need to try that recipe out! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, Brandy!
Oh YUM. I love anything with spice, it just adds a little something extra!
It sure does, Krysten!
This looks really good and tasty and such a perfect treat to prepare to my husband for his birthday. YUM!
Yes, he would love it!
Wow! That looks so delicious. I wish I had that right now.
It’s indeed delicious!
This looks like a great Father’s Day meal for people that eat meat!
This sounds fantastic. I’ll prepare it for myself – although I’m a mother 😉
It’s always nice to treat ourselves from time to time, Renata.
This looks really yummy…. Happy Father’s day to your husband…
I’m so sorry about your father. What a loss :(.
That food looks amaaaaazing!
It was amazing!
A surf and turf style meal sounds so good! It seems like it would be fairly easy to make, too.I’d imagine your husband enjoy it very much!
He did enjoy it!
Very simple, classy and yummy. Spicy must be a must and glad its part of the mix. Thank you for sharing.
You did such a colorful presentation for Father’s Day meal. Veggies do bring up flavor and a colorful plating.
Wow, Marjie, that looks great and I bet it smelled amazing! Love the recipe an ingredients but can I offer you a swap from this boy from New Orleans! For that “Spicy Cajun” mix I know you added some flavor but swap out that Kingford’s Cajun blend to either 1) tony’s chachere’s which is generally king here in all Louisiana or 2) Rex Cajun Creole Seasoning which is more of a NOLA thing. But otherwise, it all looks amazing!
I am getting them, Eric, if I don’t find them in local stores, we are driving to Louisiana just for that.
This looks delicious! I have to share this with my father and mother as they loooooooooooooove seafood!
We do here too.
I felt so hungry while I was reading this, maybe «i can do it this weekend so let me bookmark it here. Thanks for sharing
This looks really yummy! Scrolling through the photos made me hungry, it’s a nice recipe and way to spend Father’s Day indeed!
A surf and turf style meal sounds so interesting to me as I have never had it. The photos make me feel eating everything lol
You should try!
That looks so good. Hope you had a great Fathers day.
We had a great time!
This looks nice and simple to put together but so delicious! Perfect for a weekend treat since father’s day already passed by!
Any weekend deserves a special treat for our loved ones.
Glad to know that you had such great day indeed…this really looks so amazing and lovely am sure you would have enjoyed it much…Thanks for sharing..great work…
Thank you so much!
This recipe looks absolutely delicious!! Unfortunately I didn’t see it in time for father’s day but hopefully I will be able to recreate it on another special occasion
Any day should be a reason to celebrate, lol, go for it anytime!
Those foods looks really delicious and it makes me hungry. Lol! Perfect dinner dish for your husband.
It was perfect, Elizabeth!
Wow, looks like you had a spicy but stomach-filling Father’s Day celebration there! And now I feel like I’m starving for this hahha
Sorry, we did not leave you any, hahha!
This looks delicious. Can’t wait to make a vegetarian version of this.
I can’t wait for you to share with us, Trisha!