Friday, March 4, 2011

Cajun Shrimp over Collard Greens

a Fat Tuesday inspired dish...
Here is an easy and healthy shrimp dish perfect for a Mardi Gras inspired menu!  Serve it alongside giant glasses filled with hurricane cocktails!

Prep Ahead Plan:  Saute the greens ahead of time and season the shrimp.  Leave both in the fridge until ready to serve.  Quickly bake the shrimp and reheat the greens for an effortless but delicious Mardi Gras meal!

Click HERE for a great slow cooker Jambalaya recipe!  Another great Mardi Gras inspired dish!

Cajun Shrimp over Collard Greens (or greens of your choice!)

For the Shrimp...
2 pound bag, frozen, raw, peeled and deveined shrimp; thawed (I like to remove the tails too)
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons of cajun seasoning (I didn't even measure, just sprinkled)

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Mix the thawed shrimp in a bowl with the olive oil and cajun seasoning.
2.  Spread them in an even layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes until pink and cooked through (maybe a few minutes less if they are small).  Serve over greens.

For the Greens:
1 tablespoon of olive oil
8 ounces (approximately) of collard greens (pictured above is actually baby spinach!)
2 cloves garlic, minced

1.  Heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add garlic and saute for less than a minute.
2.  Add greens and saute about 5 minutes or until wilted and cooked to desired doneness!

No comments:

Post a Comment