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Cajun Shrimp Scampi with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Shrimp Scampi

Who doesn’t love Shrimp Scampi! Technically Scampi are tiny lobster like crustaceans with pale pink shells also called langoustines. Typically, most restaurants in the United States serve shrimp in place of the scampi, but the name of the dish remains the same. The secret ingredient that really elevates this dish is the slow roasted tomatoes. The intense and concentrated flavors from this technique give this dish its robust flavor. Have you ever tried using an Infused Olive Oil? These come in handy when you want that quick burst of flavor! I simply tossed the tomatoes with our Basil Infused Olive Oil for that garden fresh basil aroma. We then created a classic sauce using cream, white wine, fresh garden herbs, and then seasoned the dish with our Rack Ragin’ Cajun Seasoning…The perfect flavor profile for shrimp! Pairs perfectly with our Lemon Pepper Fettuccini Pasta!
Cajun Shrimp Scampi with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Roasted Tomato Ingredients

Roasted Tomato Ingredeints
1 ½ T. Zesty Moose Basil Infused Olive Oil
• 1 lb. cherry tomatoes whole
• 1 tsp. salt
• ½ tsp. black pepper
Scampi Ingredients

Scampi Ingredients
• 4 T. olive oil, divided
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 2 shallots, minced
• 1 T. Zesty Moose Rack Ragin’ Cajun Seasoning Blend
• 1 C. white wine
• 1 C. heavy cream
• 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
• ¼ C. chopped fresh chives
• 3 T. fresh parsley, chopped
• 1 Package Zesty Moose Lemon Pepper Fettuccini Pasta
Method:
Cook the pasta to al dente 3-4 minutes in boiling salted water drain and set aside.

Season with Oil and s&p

Toss the cherry tomatoes with the Basil Infused Olive Oil and season with salt and pepper.

Spread on Sheet

Spread tomatoes evenly onto a baking sheet sprayed with a non-stick cooking spray and roast in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until tomatoes slightly collapse.

Roasted

Remove from oven, and set aside.

Season Shrimp
Season the shrimp lightly with a little Cajun Seasoning.

Saute ShrimpCooked Shrimp

In a skillet over medium heat, add 2 T. of olive oil and sauté the shrimp for 3 minutes.  Remove from pan and set aside.

Shallots & Tomato

In the same skillet, add the remaining 2 T. of olive oil and sauté the garlic and shallots until onions are translucent. Add in the tomatoes and remainder of Cajun Seasoning and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Add Wine

Pour in the wine and loosen the bits from the bottom of the pan. Bring to a simmer.

Add Cream

Add the cream and return to a simmer for 1 minute.

Add Shrimp

Add the shrimp, chives and parsley. Serve over Lemon Pepper Fettuccini.

Shrimp Scampi

Total Time: 1 Hour
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Serves 4-6

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Chili Lime Shrimp & Avocado Deviled Eggs

Plated Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs or Eggs Mimosa (French) are hard-boiled eggs, shelled, cut in half, and the yolks are then mashed and mixed with a variety of other ingredients. The flavorings and seasonings vary from the traditional mayonnaise and mustard version to the more sophisticated and contemporary versions that include a wide range of ingredients such as shrimp, smoked salmon, sardines or caviar. Here is my contemporary version of Deviled Eggs seasoned with our Chili Lime Finishing Salt. The avocado adds a rich and smooth texture to the palate. This “devilicious” hors d’ oeuvre is finished with a sweet and delicate piece of roasted, seasoned shrimp. This would be a perfect side or starter to serve up for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration!

Ingredients

Chili Lime Shrimp & Avocado Deviled Eggs
• 6 eggs, hard boiled
• 6 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
• 1 avocado
• 1 ½ tsp. lime juice
• 3 T. mayonnaise
• 1 tsp. Zesty Moose Chili Lime Finishing Salt
• 2-3 tsp. olive oil
Method:

Peel and devein the shrimp, set aside.

Cut in half

Slice hard boiled eggs in half

Scoop out Yolks

and scoop out yolks into a bowl.

Mashed Ingredients

Add the avocado to the bowl and mash the eggs together with the avocado. Add in the lime juice, mayonnaise and Zesty Moose Chili Lime Finishing Salt. Blend to a smooth consistency. Generously fill each egg with the mixture and place directly into the refrigerator until firm. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with a non-stick cooking spray.

Seasoned Shrimp

Place shrimp in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil, season with Chili Lime Finishing Salt and gently toss to combine. Place the shrimp in the oven and roast until pink, firm and cooked through, about 6 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool, then cut shrimp in half. Remove the eggs from the refrigerator and place one cut piece of shrimp on top of each egg to garnish. Lightly season each egg with the Chili Lime Finishing Salt.

Plated Deviled Eggs

Yield: 4 Servings
Total Time: 47 Min.
Prep Time: 25 Min.
Cook Time: 22 Min.

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