Shrimp is one of those proteins I have on hand for busy days like today. They don’t take long to cook and I’ll have a meal in minutes. I miss the days we lived on the coast and could buy fresh seafood. We could just throw it on the grill with some veggies and have an instant meal. Living in the mountain states, I have to buy frozen. Of course, it’s not the same as fresh but sometimes you have to work with what you have. For this recipe, I used frozen cooked shrimp. I just seared them for a few seconds in a hot pan and they come out tasty.
- 1 lb. cooked shrimp, peeled and de-veined
- 1 Tbs. chili powder
- 2 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp. paprika (smoked)
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 cup guacamole salsa (store bought or homemade)
- black beans (or your choice of side)
- cilantro or parsley for garnish
- Thaw shrimp according to directions on package. I defrosted in room temperature water.
- Pat dry the shrimp on paper towels. Get them as dry as possible and put in a bowl.
- Stir the seasonings in a small bowl then add to the shrimp. Toss together until evenly coated.
- In a hot skillet, coat with pan spray. Add shrimp a few at a time and sear just a few seconds on both sides to slightly brown. Cooking the cooked shrimp too long will cause them to shrink and become dry.
- Serve with beans, salsa and garnish.
This shrimp is spicy so it is good to serve it with sides that are mild to keep the dish balanced. I’ve served these shrimp on tacos, with rice, and even pasta.
Be sure to comment below and let me know what proteins you have on hand for a quick meal. Or your favorite shrimp recipe.
Peace and Blessings 😊