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Spicy Shrimp and Fried Corn ~ A fresh and tasty twist on classic shrimp and grits!
Creamy, sweet fried corn is topped with spicy shrimp, garden fresh tomatoes and green onions for a delicious bowl of healthy comfort food!
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We couldn’t be more excited to share this spicy shrimp recipe with you today featuring delicious Wild Argentine Red Shrimp from Marina del Rey Foods.
Marina de Rey Foods is dedicated to bringing us high quality, environmentally responsible wild caught frozen seafood. These wild Argentinian shrimp are pure with no added water or chemicals. And, as you may know, wild caught seafood is a quick and healthy meal option.
High in protein, low in calories and rich in Omega-3s, wild caught seafood can help promote a healthy cardiovascular system. In addition to exceptional flavor, wild caught seafood if free from antibiotics, hormones, color, and chemicals found in farmed seafood.
Red Argentine shrimp have great texture and an amazing sweet flavor, closer to lobster than any other shrimp we’ve tried.
I’m hooked, smitten, and inspired! Who knew shrimp could taste this good! I’m willing to bet you’ll see more recipes featuring Marina de Rey Food’s Wild Caught Red Argentine Shrimp coming soon!
You don’t have to go to a fancy restaurant to enjoy amazing seafood recipes like this spicy shrimp.
I got so excited telling you about our favorite shrimp that I almost forgot about our delicious recipe! We started with my Mom’s recipe for skillet corn (creamed fresh corn) as the base and topped it with a super simple, pan sautéed spicy shrimp, tomato and green onion mixture. You know how summer corn is so sweet it tastes like it has sugar sprinkled on top? Well, it’s perfect combined with these buttery, spicy shrimp!
Our Spicy Shrimp and Fried Corn is a nod to traditional shrimp and grits, but so much better. Next, the shrimp is well seasoned with your favorite spicy blend, like Old Bay, or Tony Chachere’s. Personally we’re addicted to dry Sriracha Seasoning so that’s what we’ve used here. If you haven’t picked up a jar yet, please do and try this super easy, spicy and flavorful dish. Spicy and sweet, fresh and healthy – what more could we want from an super easy recipe?!
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Spicy Shrimp & Fried Corn
For the fried corn:
- 5 fresh ears of corn
- 3 tablespoons butter
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ¾ cup milk, more or less as needed for desired consistency
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
For the spicy shrimp:
- 1 pound raw shrimp peeled and deveined (thawed)
- 2 teaspoons dry Sriracha seasoning or your favorite spicy blend such as Old Bay, Tony Chachere’s, etc.
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
- reserved 1/2 cup corn kernels
- ½ cup sliced green onions
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley to serve
To make the fried creamed corn:
- Cut the corn kernels from the cobs. Reserve the corn cobs. Measure out 1/2 cup corn kernels and set aside. Add the remaining kernels to a food processor and pulse 6-7 times or until creamy. Using a dull knife, scrape the pulp and milk from the reserved corn cobs and add to the creamed kernels.
- Melt butter over medium heat in large skillet. Add corn, corn pulp, salt, pepper and sugar. Sauté for 2-3 minutes then add the milk and cornstarch. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the corn is thick and creamy. Add more milk or cornstarch if needed for desired consistency. Remove the skillet from the heat and cover to keep warm.
For the shrimp:
- In a small bowl, combine the Sriracha seasoning, paprika and black pepper. Place the shrimp in a medium mixing bowl and toss with the spice mixture to coat.
- Heat a large stainless steel skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter to the skillet.
- Once the butter is melted, add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the shrimp in a single layer and cook for 1-2 minutes, then turn.
- Immediately add the tomatoes and reserved corn kernels. Cook, stirring occasionally until shrimp are done and the tomatoes begin to soften, about 2 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the sliced green onions. Serve immediately spooned over bowls of fried corn. Garnish with chopped parsley if desired.
Finally, this Marina de Rey Foods Wild Caught Argentine Red Shrimp is great in just about any kind of recipe from soups to salads, casseroles and sandwiches. We’re very fond of our Chicken, Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo, and this delicious Chili Garlic Shrimp too. We also love our easy and delicious adaptations on classic recipes for Shrimp Scampi with Asparagus and Tomatoes and Shrimp Piccata over Zoodles.