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5 from 1 vote

Blackened Shrimp

How to cook blackened shrimp
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat
Keyword: blackened shrimp, shrimp, spiced shrimp
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 369kcal

Special Equipment

  • Saute pan
  • Spatula
  • Cutting board
  • Chef’s knife

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Raw Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3-4 Tbsp. Olive oil or oil of choice
  • 1-2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cumin ground
  • .5 tsp Coriander ground
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme Sub oregano if desired
  • ⅛-¼  tsp Cayenne pepper (optional for spicy)
  • 1 each Fresh lemon optional (about 2-3 tsp. of juice)

Instructions

  • Prep the Spice Mix: blend all the spices and thyme together in a small bowl, set aside
  • Heat the pan on medium high heat, and add 2-3 Tablespoons of oil
  • In a mixing bowl, season the shrimp with salt, pepper and generously with the spice mix
  • Pan sear the shrimp in the hot pan until it’s blackened, toss to cook through. It should cook in just a few minutes depending on how big the shrimp is.
  • To check if the shrimp is done, carefully remove one from the pan using tongs and cut in half, the shrimp should be opaque/white. If it’s still raw then give it another minute. If the shrimp is already blackened you could add 1-2 Tablespoons of water to the pan to help finish cooking the shrimp and to prevent it from blackening further or burning.
  • Squeeze some fresh lemon over the shrimp if desired.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
  • Plate it up or cool down for meal prep. Garnish with lemon slices. Enjoy your delicious healthy meal!
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Nutrition

Calories: 369kcal
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5 from 1 vote

Creamy Goat Cheese Polenta

Calories: 155kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Polenta
  • 3 Cups Milk or water
  • ½ Cup Goat cheese
  • To Taste Salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian herbs (optional)

Instructions

  • In a sauce pot bring the milk or water up to a boil.
  • Slowly whisk in the polenta until fully incorporated. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Turn the heat to low and let the polenta cook for about 10-15 minutes whisking occasionally.
  • Whisk it the goat cheese until incorporated.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. The polenta should be smooth and not gritty, if so continue to cook for a few more minutes.
  • Plate and enjoy immediately or use for meal prep!
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Nutrition

Calories: 155kcal
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5 from 1 vote

Sauteed Spinach & Mushrooms

Calories: 84kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5-2 Cups Mushrooms button or shiitake
  • 1/2 Cup Onion small diced or minced
  • 2-3 Each Garlic cloves minced
  • 4-5 Cups Spinach washed
  • 2-3 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon Balsamic or red wine vinegar (optional)
  • To Taste Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large saute pan on medium heat.
  • Add the onions and mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and cook until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. (FYI - you can’t over these until they’re burned)
  • Add the garlic and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  • Optional - add vinegar or lemon the last minute.
  • Add half of the spinach and stir until wilted then add the second half and sauteed until wilted, about 2 minutes.
  • Enjoy right away or cool down and use it for meal prep!
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Nutrition

Calories: 84kcal