Kats’ Kitchen

Blackened Shrimp w/ Tropical Pico de Gallo December 23, 2008

Filed under: Appetizer — stacielk @ 9:57 am
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shrimpThis was an appetizer I brought to my family Christmas Party.  I got the idea from when we went to the Bahamas earlier this year, ordered blackened shrimp from one of the restaurants and loved it!   I have never really been a big fan of shrimp, but that’s changed after trying it this way!  This recipe was great!  We’ve been eating the leftover Pico deGallo as a salsa for chips.  This one is an another simple recipe that you can throw together very quickly. 

shrimp(Unfortunately my camera was acting up AGAIN, so no picture of the actual shrimp or the salsa…my husband and I finally decided it was time for a new one, hopefully it will be at my doorstep soon, I’m excited!)

Blackened Shrimp w/ Tropical Pico de Gallo

(Recipe from:  myrecipes.com)


1 Tbsp paprika

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp dried oregano

3/4 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp dried thyme

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground chipotle chile powder (or chili pwd)

1 1/2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined

4 tsp canola oil, divided

To prepare shrimp, combine paprika and next 7 ingredients (through chipotle chile powder) in a shallow dish.  Dredge shrimp in paprika mixture.  Heat 2 tsp oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add half of shrimp to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until shrimp are done.  Repeat procedure with remaining 2 tsps oil and shrimp.  Serve shrimp pico de gallo.

Tropical Pico De Gallo

1 1/2 cups diced pineapple

1 1/2 cups diced peeled ripe mango

1/2 cup finely shopped red onion

1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

2 Tbsps chopped fresh cilantro

2 Tbsps fresh lime juice

1 tsp finely chopped seeded serrano chile (I left this out)

1/4 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients and toss well.


3 Responses to “Blackened Shrimp w/ Tropical Pico de Gallo”

  1. Justin Says:

    I loved the shrimp and the salsa!!! The cajun still helps so much and adds a nice little spice and taste. Nice job!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Ingrid Says:

    Sounds wonderful. My twin boys love anything shrimp! The salsa sounds yummy, too!

  3. Jaime Says:

    yum! i’m going to have to try this!

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