We love simple dinners with complex flavors-especially ones that are ready in 30 minutes. This blackened shrimp with pineapple and corn salsa is so fast, you’ll barely have time to set the table.
I think when it comes to quick dinners, so often folks forget about shrimp.
Shrimp thaws out in less than an hour from the freezer, can be ready in a flash, and is a low fat- high protein dinner pretty much everyone loves. While at first glance, you may think shrimp are expensive, factor in the ease of preparation and high quality- shrimp are definitely worth the price. If you purchase your shrimp when they are on sale, you can create some special dinners for your family.
It doesn’t take much to have these little crustaceans tasting fantastic. For this recipe, I used all my favorite warm and smokey spices. I made a quick pineapple, corn, purple onion, red pepper and blistered tomato salsa in the skillet after the shrimp cooked. Then I threw in my trusty Ninja Blender an avocado, lots of fresh lime juice, garlic, and greek yogurt to create a cool crema.
Hunky Hubbie loves his sauces.
Add some sliced mango and more avocado and you have a mighty fine dinner in less than 30 minutes.
I served the entire dish on a bed of warm basmati rice in shallow bowls- just seems more special when served in these great bowls for some reason- a little fresher take I suppose. Give this recipe a try this week and let me know in the comments how you liked it.
Other great shrimp recipes to try:
- Southern Shrimp & Grits
- 20 Minute Spicy Shrimp & Soba Noodles
- Roasted Shrimp, Feta & Orzo Salad
- Meggen’s Shrimp & cod Seafood Chowder
- Calories: 364 per serving
- Total fat: 22.5 grams
- Total Carbs 37.9 grams
- Protein 11grams
- Cholesterol 33 mg
- Sodium 402.5 mg
- Sugars: 18.8 g
- Potassium: 421.9 mg
- Vitamin A: 61.8%
- Vitamin C: 108.8%
- Calcium: 24.6%
- Iron 5.5%